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

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

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.