This Easy Peanut Butter Frosting can be whipped up in less than five minutes, and it only needs four ingredients! Plus, it tastes so rich and peanut buttery you will be looking for excuses to slather this on baked goods!
This easy peanut butter frosting is so addicting it warrants a post just to highlight its silky and creamy peanut butteryness! This sweet frosting can be whipped up in less than five minutes, and it only needs four ingredients! How easy is that? Plus, it tastes so rich and peanut buttery you will be looking for excuses to slather this on baked goods! ‘Hump Day Celebration Cakes’ anyone? Or ‘I Finally Cleaned the House Cupcakes’? Whatever your excuse, it will be worth it when you take one bite!
Making this Easy Peanut Butter Frosting isn’t hard. Otherwise, I would be lying to call it easy! However, there are a few tips I picked up on how to get great results your first try:
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Whipping the frosting with a hand mixer is a great way to lighten the frosting; however it can also begin to break apart into a gritty cream. If this happens, microwave the frosting briefly (30 secs) and stir it to return it back to its previous creaminess.
Heavy cream will make the frosting more rich and creamy, however since most people don’t keep heavy cream on hand, milk is a perfectly fine substitution.
Use real butter, do not substitute margarine or ‘buttery spreads’. The frosting may turn oily and the consistency will be off.
If you are wanting to create beautiful designs for cakes and cupcakes, or just on your husband’s face while he sleeps, purchase an inexpensive piping kit. This Easy Peanut Butter Frosting recipe is perfectly suited for piping!
Easy Peanut Butter Frosting
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons Heavy Cream or as needed
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- Using a hand mixer, mix butter and peanut butter until combined.
- Gradually add confectioners' sugar and continue to mix.
- Slowly add in milk to prevent mixture from getting overly thick.
- Mix up to three minutes to lighten the frosting as desired.
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