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Runny Frosting.

ddonnelly90 Nov 2, 2012 01:04 PM

I am trying to make FLUFFY/WHIPPED peanut butter frosting, this is the ingredients:
1-1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
8 T. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-1/4 c. powdered sugar
Place the peanut butter, butter, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium-low speed, just until thoroughly combined. Add the remaining ingredients and combine again. Then turn the speed up to high and beat for 2 to 3 more minutes, until frosting is light, airy, and fluffy.

When I was done with all of this, it looked fluffy but it was slightly runny, so i whipped it even longer...same thing...WHAT DO I DO! HELP PLEASE!

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    sylviag Nov 2, 2012 01:12 PM

    There is an excellent Home Cooking Board that is part of Chowhound. I have the people there to be very helpful - and they respond quickly, too.

    1. biondanonima Nov 2, 2012 01:15 PM

      It looks to me like you've got more liquid in that recipe than you need - if you're trying to save the batch you've already started, I would add more peanut butter, butter and/or powdered sugar to stiffen it up.

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      1. re: biondanonima
        ddonnelly90 Nov 2, 2012 01:21 PM

        THANK YOU! Your the best!

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          chowser Nov 2, 2012 06:50 PM

          You could also try refrigerating it. I wonder if your butter was too soft.

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        sandylc Nov 2, 2012 07:43 PM

        Either reduce the cream or increase the powdered sugar.

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          Querencia Nov 2, 2012 10:19 PM

          Powdered sugar icing is the easiest thing in life to repair. Just add more powdered sugar.

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