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 peanut butter 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 Recipe

Try this creamy peanut butter frosting on your favorite chocolate cupcakes, brownies, and cakes! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Frosting
Appliance: Mixer
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. 
    Peanut butter frosting and icing on chocolate cake with chocolate pieces on a white plate


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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About the Author

Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. 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 learning never really stops. She has completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University and is currently pursuing “Introduction to Food and Health” e-course offered by Stanford University, US. 

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