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peanut butter frosting in a metal bowl

Peanut Butter Frosting

This recipe for peanut butter frosting is one you'll keep forever. Creamy and fluffy this buttercream is full of peanut butter for a finger-licking good frosting. Perfect on chocolate cake, cookies, or brownies!

  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: Enough to Generously Frost 12 Cupcakes or 1 8 or 9 Inch Cake


Units Scale
  • 4oz (1/2 Cup) Butter, softened to room temperature
  • 8.2oz (1 Cup) Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 250 grams (2 Cups) Confectioners/ Powdered Sugar
  • 4oz (1/2 Cup) Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or large bowl with a handheld mixer beat the butter and peanut butter together for 5 full minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Sieve the powdered sugar to prevent any lumps and add half to butter. Beat for 2 minutes then add the remaining powdered sugar, cream, vanilla, and salt and mix for 3 more minutes.
  3. Spread or pipe frosting. Store in the fridge for up to 7 days, let come to room temperature, and mix before using.
  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut butter buttercream, peanut butter icing, peanut butter frosting recipe

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