Are you a peanut butter addict? I’m not. I like it and all, but I wouldn’t call myself an addict.
However, this Homemade Peanut Butter Icing recipe could change that!
I have a couple of girlfriends, who can very easily sit down with a jar of PB and devour the whole thing in one sitting. And one of these lovely ladies is now pregnant, so when we were getting together a couple of weekends ago, I decided to surprise her with some PB infused cupcakes.
I toyed with the idea of making the cake, itself, peanut-butter-y, but decided to stick to a chocolate cake mix (thank you, Betty Crocker) and peanut-butter-ify the icing instead.
OMG, was it ever good!!
It was creamy and gooey, but maintained a firm enough consistency to allow me to pipe the icing onto the cupcakes successfully.
I wasn’t sure if the recipe would make enough for the 24 cupcakes I baked, but it was way more than enough. In fact, I had some leftover and kept it in the icing bag to enjoy solo. Yes, it was that good!
Shockingly, there were a few cupcakes left over, so I brought them to my Mom & Dad’s house for our Family Day function. They were just as much of a hit there!
Okay, enough blabbing about how good they were.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these bad boys …
Once you have that mixed, add your vanilla extract …
And heavy cream …
Mix everything together until it is all combined and smooth …
I used a Wilton 2D tip to pipe the icing onto my cupcakes …
Since I didn’t know how far the icing was going to go, I piped the cupcakes with varying amounts of icing …
And here they are on my handy-dandy cupcake stand, which spins and everything 🙂
- 1 cup of icing sugar
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 5 TBSP unsalted room temperature butter (I only had salted butter, so that’s what I used and it tasted great)
- 3/4 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup of heavy cream
- Mix together icing sugar, peanut butter and room temperature butter with an electric mixer until well combined
- Mix in vanilla extract and heavy cream
- Once everything is well-combined, decorate the cake or cupcakes of your choosing
It’s been just over a week since I made this icing and it’s still tasting yummy in my piping bag. It takes everything in me not to devour the whole thing, but I keep telling myself it will last longer if I ration it out 😉