If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a peanut butter kick recently. Peanut butter has always been one of my favorite flavors – especially when mixed with chocolate.
But when I churned out the best Peanut Butter Ice Cream I’ve ever had in my life, my love for peanut butter turned into, well … an obsession really. Since I’d found the best Peanut Butter Ice Cream, I’ve been feeling like now I need to find the best peanut butter everything. I already have a few recipes in contention – see below – but this weekend I decided to make all peanut butter cupcakes. Meaning peanut butter cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.
- 1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 heaping c. creamy peanut butter
- 3 c. powdered sugar
- 1/2 c. heavy cream, half and half or whole milk
- pinch of salt
- In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the peanut butter and butter for 2-3 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, scrape the sides of the bowl and mix until combined.Pour in the cream or milk and beat until smooth. Scrape the bowl again.Mix in the salt.
- Beat on high for 3 to 4 minutes or until the buttercream has become light and fluffy. Use immediately.
Play around with the powdered sugar and milk quantities in order to get the consistency you desire. I actually added more than a cup of peanut butter because I loooooove the flavor – this resulted in a very peanut buttery flavored frosting, which, of course, was my goal!
Yields enough frosting to frost 2 dozen cupcakes or one 2-layer 8-in round cake.
Love peanut butter like me? Check out my other recipes featuring peanut butter:
- Peanut Butter Balls
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Cake
- Brown Butter Peanut Butter Brownies
- Peanut Butter Pleasure Surprise Bars
- Peanut Butter Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Also check out other talented bloggers’ peanut butter-related posts:
- Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Jalepenos
- Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Bars
- Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich with Cinnamon Sugar
- Nutty Thai Chicken Noodles
- Peanut Butter Lovers Granola Bars