Cooked Peanut Butter Frosting


This recipe has been in my family for years. As kids, we would eat the bottom of the cake and save the frosting for last. Got milk?

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
16 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter, or to taste

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Combine brown sugar, butter, cream, vanilla, and peanut butter in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add confectioners' sugar and mix well. Pour over a cooled cake and spread frosting quickly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
5g Fat
30g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 1g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 42mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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