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Peanut butter frosting on a chocolate cupcake.

Peanut Butter Frosting

The most luscious, creamiest, most velvety peanut butter frosting is yours for the spreading. If you need peanut butter frosting for cupcakes, brownies, or a big chocolate cake, this is the recipe that wins all the prizes. Easy to make, easy to love, and oh, so hard to resist.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 231kcal



  • Place the powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as you go. Add cream and beat on high speed until mixture is light and smooth.
  • When the cupcakes are completely cool, frost each cupcake with peanut butter frosting and sprinkle with chopped peanuts, if desired.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg