peanut butter frosting

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Posted on 02/01/2010 by mellzzie
Hello! For valentine's day i'm making my boyfriend chocolate cupcakes. I was going to put chocolate frosting on half of them, and then if it's possible, do the other half in peanut butter frosting. He LOVES peanut butter so i figured he might like that. :) can anyone suggest a great peanut butter frosting that goes well with chocolate cupcakes? Thank you!
colonelduckie 1st-Feb-2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
This is from my best friend he is amazing with this kind of stuff and I have made it and it got rave reviews

1 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup cream
5 oz of butter
3/4 tbsp vanilla

combine all.

makes 2 1/2 cups

mellzzie 1st-Feb-2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
awesome! thank you!
dryad271 2nd-Feb-2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
I do a similar one--I would be sure to use unsweetened peanut butter (a natural one like Adams or whatnot) just so it isn't OVERLY sweet. And about a half teaspoon of salt really brings out the flavor, too. :) Have fun! Chocolate caramel cupcakes with peanut butter frosting are about the best thing in the world! :)
sleevesofsatin 1st-Feb-2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
this is my all-time fav peanut butter frosting. it's possibly my favorite dessert thing period.

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Frosting

* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 1 cup creamy honey roasted peanut butter (I don’t use anything except Peter Pan Honey Roasted, it’s the best tasting!)
* 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
* ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
* 2 TBL whole milk

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip everything except the milk and peanuts together on medium-low until creamy and combined, scraping the bowl as you go along. Once well mixed, add the milk and beat on high speed until light and smooth.
mellzzie 1st-Feb-2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
oh my goodness, i love honey roasted peanut butter!!!! it has to be the best! thank you for this :)
sleevesofsatin 1st-Feb-2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
You will LOVE it! Enjoy!!
paislie 1st-Feb-2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
I agree. I'm a big PB fan and all I eat now it Peter Pan Honey Roasted.
n3m3sis42 3rd-Feb-2010 03:42 am (UTC)
This is my go-to peanut butter frosting recipe:

I believe I originally got it from the How to Eat a Cupcake blog, but I don't think it's the same as the one posted in the comment above me. I've used it on several different cupcakes and it never disappoints.
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