Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting


Perfectly sweet and creamy, Peanut Butter Frosting can be a smooth or crunchy topping for your favorite cakes and cupcakes.
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature (226g)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (245g)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (375g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons milk add more if needed for desired consistency
  1. Creaming the Base: Start by placing 1 cup of unsalted butter, which you’ve let soften to room temperature, into a large mixing bowl. Add in the creamy peanut butter. Using an electric mixer, beat these two together until they’re completely creamy and well-blended. This is your decadent base, and it should look and smell irresistible.
  2. Incorporating the Sweetness: Now, it’s time to gradually add in the powdered sugar. Do this about ? cup at a time, keeping the mixer on a low speed to avoid a sugar snowstorm in your kitchen. After each addition, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything is getting evenly combined. You’re aiming for a smooth, clump-free consistency.
  3. Adding Flavor and Texture: Next, stir in that teaspoon of vanilla extract for a hint of warmth and the ½ teaspoon of salt to balance the sweetness. These little touches make all the difference in creating a frosting that’s rich in flavor.
  4. Achieving the Perfect Consistency: With the mixer still on low speed, pour in the 2 tablespoons of milk. This will help to make the frosting smooth and spreadable. If it seems a bit stiff, feel free to add a touch more milk, just a teaspoon at a time, until it’s just right. Once you’ve got the consistency you want, crank up the speed to high and beat for another 30 seconds to add some fluffiness to the texture.
  5. Frosting Time: Your Peanut Butter Frosting is ready to go! Whether you’re spreading it onto a completely cooled cake or piping it onto cupcakes, it’s going to be a hit. If you’re piping, make sure the frosting is firm enough to hold its shape. For a fun twist, sprinkle some chopped peanuts on top for a bit of crunch, or drizzle with a little chocolate for a classic flavor combo.

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