This peanut butter frosting recipe is an excellent filling and frosting for chocolate cupcakes or cake. Fluffy, peanutty, and sweet this frosting turns a chocolate cupcake into a gourmet treat. You will be craving for more.
Peanut Butter Icing
In January 1980 we moved to Italy and we made some wonderful new friends. We did everything together. Birthdays, holidays, and weekend visits to name a few.
During one of our get-togethers my girlfriend, Loreen, served a chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. It was heavenly so I asked for the recipe on the spot. I have substituted butter for shortening and added vanilla flavoring.
How to Make Peanut Butter Icing
The icing recipe makes enough frosting to frost a 9″ x 13″ cake. Remember how I said I really enjoyed this recipe? I double it for cupcakes, sheet cakes, and layer cakes.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
- 2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla flavor or vanilla extract
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Tools and Equipment
- Stand mixer or electric mixer
- Pastry bag
- Filling tip
- Icing tip
- Measuring cups
Tip: The frosting turns out light and fluffy after whipping it with an electric mixer. My stand mixer does the best job.
Cream together vanilla, milk, sugar, butter, and peanut butter.
Whip until light and fluffy.
Starting with your filling tip place it in your pastry bag and fill with frosting. The easiest way to fill your pastry bag is to fit it over the edges of a jar.
Note: You will need 1/4 cups of frosting for each cupcake (more if you like a lot of frosting).
Twist the top of the pastry bag to close.
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As soon as the cupcakes are cool you can start filling and icing them.
Place your filling tip into the center of the cupcake. Insert the tip until
Garnish Peanut Butter Frosting
Garnishing with Resee Peanut Butter Cups adds some visual interest and another tantalizing treat.
Peanut Butter Frosting
- 2 cups Confectioners sugar
- ½ cup butter (room temperature)
- 2 tablespoon milk
- ½ cup smooth peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- Using a stand mixer bowl cream together sugar, and butter
- Beat in peanut butter
- Add in milk and vanilla flavoring
- Beat until fluffy
I could not resist cutting one in half to see the filling.
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