Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

This silky smooth peanut butter frosting is a cut above the average buttercream. Instead of the usual powdered-sugar-and-butter base, this Swiss buttercream recipe begins with a bowl full of sweet meringue, whipped into fluffy peaks. And that makes all the difference.

Calling all peanut butter lovers! This silky smooth Swiss Meringue Buttercream is for you!

Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting This silky smooth peanut butter frosting is a cut above the average buttercream. Instead of the usual powdered-sugar-and-butter base, this Swiss buttercream recipe begins with a bowl full of sweet meringue, whipped into fluffy peaks. And that makes all the difference.

 

What is the Difference Between Buttercream and Swiss Meringue Buttercream?

Regular buttercream frosting is made primarily of butter and powdered sugar. Sometimes it may also include shortening or another stable fat like peanut butter. But more or less, it involves mixing together butter and powdered sugar and then thinning it out with milk until you reach a desired consistency. 

Buttercream is smooth, stable, and easy to work with. But some people also find it to be overly thick and too rich.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream is a bit more finicky, but it’s decidedly more light and fluffy than traditional American buttercream. It’s made by whisking egg whites and sugar over heat until a thick meringue is formed (hence the name).  This meringue mixture takes the place of the powdered sugar used in traditional buttercream.

Softened butter (or in our case, peanut butter) is added to the meringue and then whipped (using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment) into a silky frosting suitable for piping, frosting, and coloring.

Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting This silky smooth peanut butter frosting is a cut above the average buttercream. Instead of the usual powdered-sugar-and-butter base, this Swiss buttercream recipe begins with a bowl full of sweet meringue, whipped into fluffy peaks. And that makes all the difference.

What is Swiss Meringue Buttercream used for? 

SMBC can be used in just about any way you would use a traditional American buttercream. This light and airy, silky smooth frosting is delicious on top of cupcakes, inside of macarons, and looks beautiful on wedding cakes.

Here are some of the recipes we love that would work well with this Swiss Meringue Buttercream and its yummy peanut butter flavor:

Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream

 

Main Ingredients & Supplies Needed

 

How to Make Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting This silky smooth peanut butter frosting is a cut above the average buttercream. Instead of the usual powdered-sugar-and-butter base, this Swiss buttercream recipe begins with a bowl full of sweet meringue, whipped into fluffy peaks. And that makes all the difference.

Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This silky-smooth Peanut Butter Swiss Buttercream frosting is a cut above the average buttercream. Instead of the usual powdered-sugar-and-butter base, this Swiss buttercream recipe begins with a bowl full of sweet meringue, whipped into fluffy peaks. And that makes all the difference.

Ingredients

  • egg whites
  • Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • creamy peanut butter
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • unsalted butter, room temperature

Instructions

Get the FULL RECIPE on the Dixie Crystals website (CLICK HERE).

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