I originally posted this recipe over at Inspiration Cafe when I wrote about my Vanilla Shortbread Cookies, but then I was alerted to the fact that this frosting is amazing all on it's own and deserves it's very own post....Thanks Mary from Sweet Little Bluebird who thinks putting this frosting on her Wacky Cake would be delicious...ummmm...let me say that I agree completely. Her cake is wacky because it doesn't have eggs, milk, butter...or bowls used in the making of it. Sign me up!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients
4 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 Tbl. Creamy Peanut Butter
1.5 Tbl. softened butter
If you have a double boiler, you can use it. Or just be like me and get a pot of simmering water going, then put a glass bowl large enough to fit on top of it.
Finely chop your chocolate. I used a large block of Callebaut chocolate, you can also use nice quality semi-sweet chocolate chips. If you're using the block, I find a serrated knife is the best way to chop it.
Place your chocolate, peanut butter and butter in the bowl and then put the bowl on top of the simmering pot. Let it melt. Stir until nice and smooth. Once completely melted, you need to let the frosting cool. I put mine in the fridge and stirred it every few minutes. This is where you need to pay attention if you're going to pipe it...As soon as it has thickened to frosting consistency, you need to get it in your piping bag and get to work FAST! It will get too thick to pipe in just a few minutes.
If you are going to spread it on a cake, you can either pour it over when it's a bit liquid still and it should set up nicely on the cake itself, or you can wait until it is thicker and spread it on with a knife.
This frosting is for whenever your sweet tooth needs a fix of buttery, chocolaty, peanut buttery goodness. There's a bit of time involved as you have to chill the frosting but...trust me, put a little effort in and you will be rewarded. This frosting is flat out, amazing!
Thanks so much for reading and please remember to check out Mary's blog over at Sweet Little Bluebird, she's pretty much the best cook ever!