If you happen to want a frosting that tastes like the within of a peanut butter cup however with extra fluff, this Peanut Butter Frosting is simply the factor. Pile it on cupcakes, unfold it on a sheet cake, or smush it between two cookies for a cookie sandwich. There’s nothing this creamy peanut butter buttercream cannot do!
After I take into consideration the final chew of meals I wish to eat on earth, it is likely to be these chocolate cupcakes with an enormous pile of peanut butter frosting on prime. Cupcakes are the right car for this frosting, however I’ve been recognized to unfold it between two chocolate chip cookies with out eggs to make a fast cookie sandwich for the freezer.
I’ll cowl precisely methods to make it, methods to use it, and methods to retailer it for future desserts. However first, let’s go over all of the methods we might incorporate a bowl of this into our kitchen.
Methods to Use Peanut Butter Frosting:
- Within the pictures, I am utilizing my Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes as the bottom, as a result of peanut butter and chocolate go collectively so nicely!
- Make my mini chocolate cake for 2, after which use this peanut butter frosting as an alternative of the ganache the recipe requires. I’ve a small vanilla cake, for those who assume vanilla and peanut butter go collectively!
- I’d like to see my maple bacon cupcakes get a twist with this buttercream on prime! What’s to not love–candied bacon, maple cupcake with a contact of bacon grease and peanut butter?
- Make a number of cookie sandwiches utilizing my chocolate chippers cookies because the sandwich. My brown sugar chocolate chip cookies can be nice, too, as a result of the additional molasses within the brown sugar would make such a very good taste mixture.
- Unfold this on my banana sheet cake, and benefit from the unimaginable mix of peanut butter and bananas!
- If you wish to tuck a layer of this in the course of my cookie dough cake layers, everybody would like it!
- If you wish to unfold this on my small batch brownies for 2, it will be so good!
This recipe incorporates all the standard suspects, besides we’re utilizing heavy cream to make it additional fluffy when whipped. And likewise, this recipe might need much less butter than you anticipate for a frosting recipe, however keep in mind the peanut butter is taking the place of most of it.
- Unsalted Butter. Sure, we actually solely want a number of tablespoons of butter for this recipe. The peanut butter is taking good care of the remainder of the creaminess and fats we’d like in a frosting.
- Peanut Butter. I actually do not suggest a ‘pure fashion’ peanut butter right here. And positively don’t use one which requires stirring or one which has the oil separated out, or else it can separate out within the frosting. Use a sweetened, basic jar of peanut butter right here.
- Powdered Sugar. Additionally referred to as confectioners’ sugar.
- Heavy Cream. A small splash of heavy cream supplies sufficient fats in order that the frosting whips into one thing even fluffier and lighter, but it surely nonetheless holds its form when piped.
- Vanilla. The vanilla gently bumps up the sweetness right here.
- Salt. The smallest pinch of salt, contemplating the peanut butter most likely has some.
This recipe is so easy, and it solely requires one bowl, a hand mixer and some minutes to whip up. I particularly love that this recipe solely requires a number of tablespoons of butter, as a result of it softens so rapidly and you then’re prepared to start!
This recipe makes 2 heaping cups of frosting, you’ll be able to reduce it again by one-third for those who solely want sufficient to frost 4 cupcakes. As written, it can frost 12 cupcakes, or an 8 or 9-inch two layer cake.
Mix all elements (the softened butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla and salt in a bowl.
Use an electrical hand mixer to whip till gentle and fluffy. Give it a style, and add extra salt, if wanted.
Scrape the combination right into a piping bag, for those who desire. You possibly can all the time simply use a butter knife to frost cupcakes, too!
Make fairly swirls and piles of frosting on prime utilizing a star tip (or any tip you want).
I take advantage of my hand-held electrical mixer for this recipe. It makes fast work of it, and it is completely essential to beat the cream correctly.
Try all of my frosting recipes right here.
Methods to Retailer Peanut Butter Frosting / Make Forward Suggestions:
You can also make this frosting forward of time and retailer it within the fridge till wanted. Remember the fact that it would want one other fast whip with the hand mixer, simply in case it separates.
You possibly can beautify a cake with this frosting, after which refrigerate it till wanted. I’d let the cake relaxation on the counter for about quarter-hour earlier than serving, simply to take the chilliness off, nonetheless.
Often Requested Questions:
Be sure you use sifted powdered sugar. You may as well add a splash extra heavy cream and proceed beating to remove the grainy texture. Make sure you did not use chunky peanut butter, additionally!
In case your peanut butter frosting curdled, it is most likely as a result of your peanut butter separated. Make sure that you utilize non-natural, absolutely homogenized peanut butter (not one which requires stirring!)
You possibly can take my recipe for whipped cream cream cheese frosting and cut back the cream cheese to 4-6 ounces (relying on how tangy you prefer it) and add ½ cup of peanut butter. It’s scrumptious!
If you happen to’re out of butter, you need to use a bit extra peanut butter right here, and also you should not discover an excessive amount of of a distinction. If it appears too thick, add one other small splash of heavy cream and beat once more.
- 3 tablespoon (42 grams) unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup (210 grams) creamy peanut butter
- ¾ cup (75 grams) powdered sugar
- 6 tablespoons (90 mL) heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- In a medium bowl, add the the butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla and salt.
- Utilizing an electrical hand mixer on low pace, beat the frosting collectively till clean and creamy.
- Scoop the combination right into a piping bag, or easy use a knife to unfold this frosting on something you want.
Make forward: You can also make this frosting forward of time and retailer it within the fridge till wanted. Remember the fact that it would want one other fast whip with the hand mixer, simply in case it separates.
Storage: You possibly can beautify a cake with this frosting, after which refrigerate it till wanted. Let the cake relaxation on the counter for about quarter-hour earlier than serving, simply to take the chilliness off of it.
Quantity Per Serving:
Energy: 180Complete Fats: 18gSaturated Fats: 11gTrans Fats: 1gUnsaturated Fats: 6gLdl cholesterol: 49mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g