Peanut butter frosting is one of our favorite buttercream frosting recipes. This homemade peanut butter buttercream frosting recipe is bursting with peanut butter flavor while being perfect for cake decorating, piping on cupcakes and as a cake filling!
Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting
This peanut butter frosting tastes just like the peanut butter buttercream that you get on a cake when you go to a bakery. This homemade frosting is creamy, with an amazing peanut butter flavor!
If you have never made homemade buttercream frosting you will be so shocked at how easy it is to make. Once I started making my own frosting at home after going to baking school I never went back to the store bought stuff. In fact I also only make homemade cakes and homemade cupcakes now too because it is just as easy to make it homemade as it is to use a box!
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What Cake goes best with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting?
Flavors of Cupcakes to use with Peanut Butter Buttercream
Chocolate and Peanut Butter!
Seriously, chocolate and peanut butter were just meant to go together, the flavor combination is just perfect. Can anyone actually say they don’t? 😉 Check out these great chocolate and peanut butter recipes!
- Buckeye Brownies
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Making the BEST Peanut Butter Buttercream
If this is your first time making peanut butter frosting, then there are a few tips that will help you make the best peanut butter frosting ever!
Room temperature butter! Make sure you start with room temperature butter to have the perfect texture peanut butter buttercream.
Smooth Peanut butter! When making this peanut butter frosting you can use your favorite peanut butter, however you do need to make sure that it is a creamy peanut butter and not a chunky peanut butter. You can add peanuts to the ending product if you want to, but it is important that you only use creamy peanut butter when you are making the frosting.
How long can buttercream frosting sit out?
I store my buttercream in the fridge and then rewhip it when I want to use it. If you have already frosted a cake or cupcakes this buttercream frosting can sit out for up to 3 days.
How many days in advanced can I make Buttercream frosting?
You can make this buttercream frosting 3 days in advanced of when you want to use it and store it at room temperature. You can make this buttercream frosting up to 2 weeks ahead of time if you are going to store it in the fridge.
How to Store Buttercream frosting
The buttercream can be stored at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Can you Freeze Peanut Butter Buttercream?
You can freeze peanut butter buttercream frosting for up to 3 months.
How do you soften refrigerated buttercream frosting?
When you bring it out of the refrigerator let it sit at room temperature for two hours. Then re-whip it for ten minutes to bring it back to life.
Do I have to have a stand mixer?
I prefer using a stand mixer and I love my KitchenAid mixer. However if you don’t have a stand mixer and only have a hand electric mixer you can make this chocolate icing recipe still.
Supplies to make this recipe
- Stand Mixer.
- Silicone Spatula.
- Piping Bags (for frosting cupcakes).
- Angled spatula if decorating a cake.
Peanut Butter Buttercream Ingredients
- Butter. You can use salted butter if you do not have unsalted butter on hand, just omit the salt.
- Peanut butter
- confectioners sugar
- heavy whipping cream.
- vanilla extract. You can use store bought or homemade vanilla extract.
- pinch of salt.
How to Make Peanut butter Frosting
In the bowl of your mixer beat the butter and peanut butter together on medium speed until nice and creamy.
Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar into the butter mixture.
Once you have added all the sugar to the mix add the heavy cream, vanilla, and salt.
Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
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Peanut butter frosting
- In the bowl of your mixer beat the butter and peanut butter together on medium speed until nice and creamy.
- Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar into the butter mixture.
- Once you have added all the sugar to the mix add the heavy cream, vanilla, and salt. Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
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