A creamy, no-cook peanut butter icing. Perfect on chocolate cake! Should be enough to ice 24 cupcakes or 1 cake.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy. Add peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt; beat until incorporated. Slowly pour confectioners' sugar into peanut butter mixture while continuing to beat with the mixer; add milk until desired thickness is reached.

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Nutrition Facts

182.5 calories; 1.5 g protein; 22 g carbohydrates; 20.5 mg cholesterol; 80.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
This recipe is great!!! I used closer to a cup of peanut butter and it was the perfect amount for the chocolate cake I made! Everyone who had the cake raved about the frosting! Will definitely make this again!!! Read More
(37)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2016
It was pretty delicious and many raved of how awesome it was, but next time I would do about a cup less of sugar and maybe a tiny bit more milk to make it creamier. With so much sugar in it, it makes the frosting kind of grainy if that makes sense. Read More
(6)
121 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 94
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
This recipe is great!!! I used closer to a cup of peanut butter and it was the perfect amount for the chocolate cake I made! Everyone who had the cake raved about the frosting! Will definitely make this again!!! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2017
This peanut butter frosting recipe turned out beautifully. After reading others comments and experiences, I made a few revisions with excellent results. 1. Creamed the butter at high speed with whip attachment until the butter was a pale yellow. 2. Added 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, pinch of salt and whipped until combined. 3. Added 1 Cup smooth peanut butter and 1/3 of a 8 oz. package of cream cheese and whipped again until combined and fluffy. 4. Gradually added 2 C confectioners sugar and whipped until fluffy. 5. Added about 3 T heavy whipping cream and whipped again to combine. Use your judgement about the amount of cream needed...frosting should be light and fluffy. The frosting was defintely sweet enough with 2 cups of confectioners sugar. I used this to frost the Black Maguc Cake (the one that calls for adding 1/2 cup boiling water at the end) recipe on this website. Made a few changes to that recipe as well including adding 1 package mini chocolate chips, 8 oz. sour cream instead of buttermilk and using plain boiling water instead of coffee. Baked in 9" x 13" pan 25-30 min at 350. Perfect amount of frosting. Rave comments from women and men alike. Asked if it was an old family recipe. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2015
I needed to ice a 13 x 9 cake for a fire department BBQ and was craving peanut butter. I used 3/4 cup peanut butter, 3 full cups of sugar and maybe 2 T of milk. The icing spread beautifully and I had about 1/4-1/2 cup left over which I am saving to eat with a spoon. It's just right! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2014
Very creamy and great peanut butter flavor. I only used 3 cups of conf. sugar though. That was plenty sweet. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2016
It was pretty delicious and many raved of how awesome it was, but next time I would do about a cup less of sugar and maybe a tiny bit more milk to make it creamier. With so much sugar in it, it makes the frosting kind of grainy if that makes sense. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2015
I really like this recipe I tweaked it a bit rather than 1/2 cup of peanut butter I do a 1 cup and rather than 4 cups of confectionary sugar I do 2 cups and lastly I add a dalop of cream cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2015
Easy & delicious. This frosting saved a batch of cupcakes that I wasn't excited about. I made it exactly as written. It was perfect consistency for spreading with my Wilton cupcake decorating set. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2015
Excellent recipe. I also used a cup of peanut butter instead of 1/2 a cup and cut back one cup of confectioners' sugar. I agree with the other reviews that it was sweet enough with less sugar. It was delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2015
EXCELLENT!!!!! I put this on top of the Black Magic cake on this site. The taste was great! I used 1 cup of the whipped peanut butter and I think it turns out perfect. Read More
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