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Peanut Butter Frosting

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.

Natural peanut butter frosting

Natural peanut butter frosting

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.

 

Peanut butter icing ingredients

Peanut butter icing ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Tip: The frosting turns out light and fluffy after whipping it with an electric mixer. My stand mixer does the best job.

 

Add Vanilla flavoring glycerin

Add Vanilla flavoring glycerin

Cream together vanilla, milk, sugar, butter, and peanut butter.

Fluffy peanut butter icing

Fluffy peanut butter icing

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).

Fill pastry bag with frosting

Fill a pastry bag with frosting

Twist the top of the pastry bag to close.

Pastry bag with filling tip

Pastry bag with filling tip

The best chocolate cake ever is so easy and fast to make it is the only chocolate recipe you need. I use DARK chocolate chips for decadent rich cake or cupcakes. It is even better with peanut butter buttercream frosting and filling.

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

As soon as the cupcakes are cool you can start filling and icing them.

After the cupcakes are cool you are ready to fill them

After the cupcakes are cool you are ready to fill them

 

 

Place your filling tip into the center of the cupcake. Insert the tip until

Place filling tip into the center of the cupcake

Place filling tip into the center of the cupcake

 

Starting close to the bottom of the cupcake squeeze with even pressure

Starting close to the bottom of the cupcake squeeze with even pressure

Using the 1A tip frost the cupcakes

Using the 1A tip frost the cupcakes

Garnish Peanut Butter Frosting

Garnishing with Resee Peanut Butter Cups adds some visual interest and another tantalizing treat.

Garnish with a Reese Peanut Butter Cup

Garnish with a Reese Peanut Butter Cup

Chocolate cupcakes

Peanut Butter Frosting

Fluffy Peanut butter frosting is the perfect frosting for your chocolate cake and cupcakes
5 from 6 votes
Print Recipe Rate
Course: Cake, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Frosting, Peanut Butter Icing
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 12
Calories: 133kcal
Cost: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Confectioners sugar
  • ½ cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla flavoring

Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer bowl cream together sugar, and butter
  • Beat in peanut butter
  • Add in milk and vanilla flavoring
  • Beat until fluffy

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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I could not resist cutting one in half to see the filling.

Peanut butter icing filling

Peanut butter icing filling

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Kippi

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Kristin

Sunday 6th of September 2020

My daughter is the baker at our house and she makes a delicious pb frosting. I'll have to show her yours and see if it's similar! It's so yummy!

Marilyn

Friday 4th of September 2020

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Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Yes please! This looks amazing!

Rebecca Payne

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

OMG! They look so good. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Crissy

Monday 31st of August 2020

Oh my gosh, my husband would love this! Looks delicious!

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