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April 13, 2012

Peanut Butter Frosting


More peanut butter!  You really can't go wrong, can you?  I didn't think so.  And, if you add peanut butter to a rich delicious frosting it's even better.  Many people love the peanut butter/chocolate combo.  If you've read my previous post about the Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars you'll know that I do like the combo, even though chocolate isn't my favorite flavor.  I personally would have preferred to top some vanilla cupcakes with this creamy peanut butter frosting, but I knew that chocolate would be a bigger hit.  

At the end of the day though, the real star of the show was the frosting.  Seriously, this frosting was so good that I could, and probably did, eat it with a spoon.  I still want to try it with a perfect vanilla cupcake though - now that sounds like heaven to me!

Peanut Butter FrostingIngredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream

Directions:
Mix the powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work.

Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.

Makes enough for 12 generously frosted cupcakes

Source: Brown Eyed Baker, originally from Barefoot Contessa at Home

1 comment:

  1. I loooove peanut butter frosting. I can agree with you that I'm more of a vanilla girl, but for peanut butter I'd definitely pair it with chocolate!

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