Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

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If you are searching for a silky-smooth peanut butter frosting recipe, look no further. This simple 5-minute recipe can transform your favorite chocolate cakes or cupcakes into divine, delicious treats!

How to make Peanut Butter Frosting?

All you need is a good creamy peanut butter from your grocery store. Unfortunately, home-made peanut butter does not work as the oil remains separate and does not make for a creamy frosting. This frosting recipe does not need a lot of sugar and the heavy cream helps give a light, fluffy texture. Here is the step-by-step method for the creamiest peanut butter frosting.

Peanut butter frosting on chocolate cupcakes on a white plate on a table with a purple napkin

Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Try this creamy peanut butter frosting on your favorite chocolate cupcakes, brownies, and cakes! 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Frosting
Appliance: Mixer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Raksha Hegde



  • Combine the butter and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to beat it till creamy.
  • Gradually add in sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt with the mixer running at low.
  • Once all the ingredients are in the bowl and well combined, you can increase the speed of the mixer to high and continue for 2 minutes. Your silky smooth peanut butter frosting is ready to be piped on to cupcakes! 
    Peanut butter frosting on chocolate cupcakes on a white plate on a table with a purple napkin
  • The frosting can be covered and kept in the fridge for up to a week. Be sure to cool cakes completely before using the peanut butter frosting. 
    A chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting


You can generously frost 12 cupcakes or lightly frost 24 cupcakes. It will also frost a 9 x 13 sheet cake or a 2-layer round 9" cake. It is best to use a commercial creamy peanut butter brand instead of a natural or organic brand to avoid separating and curdling. 

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Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. She completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, US. A former business news journalist and editor, Raksha followed her passion for wellness to become a certified Yoga teacher and a wellness festival curator. She believes that learning is a life-long process; she did a certificate e-course on “Introduction to Food and Health” in 2019 from Stanford University, US. 

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