A Nutty Cake Topping
When you've got a peanut butter-loving kid or spouse, you'll score major points by topping a cake or cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. Of course, you can buy a tub of pre-made frosting in this flavor, but it's worth the couple extra minutes to whip up this homemade version – even on a busy school night. Homemade means better flavor and fewer chemicals.
As a busy mom, save time by making the cake using a mix. Chocolate and white cake flavors work best with this frosting.
Total Time: 10 minutes | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Serves: 8 to 12
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium glass or metal mixing bowl, combine the butter and peanut butter. Use a hand mixer to beat them together until creamy.
- Add 1 cup of the powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons of milk and the vanilla, and beat until smooth.
- Add the remaining powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, blending after each addition. If you desire a smoother, thinner frosting, add the last tablespoon of milk.
- Frost your cooled cake or cupcakes right away.
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Andrea Cespedes is a professionally trained chef who has focused studies in nutrition. With more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, she coaches cycling and running and teaches Pilates and yoga. She is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer, RYT-200 and has degrees from Princeton and Columbia University.