I made a chocolate cake, but unfortunately didn’t gauge my cocoa powder well. I didn’t have enough to make my standard chocolate buttercream, so I improvised. Nothing goes better with chocolate than peanut butter, and this light frosting complemented my cake perfectly!
Frosting can be tricky – I spent years thinking I was just really bad at making it. My frosting was always drippy or goopy, and even if it tasted good, it always looked a little sketchy. Years ago, my mom showed me how to make the absolute best buttercream frosting ever (you can find the super-secret recipe here). Since then, I’ve been creating frostings based on that recipe. This peanut butter frosting adds the delicious nutty flavor to a frosting that holds its shape, pipes well, and crusts.
Peanut Butter Frosting
- 1 stick butter
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp milk
- Beat butter and vanilla until fluffy.
- Add peanut butter and mix well.
- Add powdered sugar and milk and mix until desired consistency is reached.
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