Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting
Yield: 2.5 CUPS
prep time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 0 MINUTES
5 Tablespoons (75g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup (250g) creamy peanut butter*
1 cup (120g) confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup (80ml) heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
With a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt with the mixer running on low. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 full minutes. Add up to 1/4 cup more confectioners' sugar if frosting is too thin or another Tablespoon of cream if frosting is too thick.
Cover tightly and store for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
*Use a commercial brand peanut butter such Skippy or Jif. Avoid natural, oily, or homemade peanut butters as the consistency will cause this frosting to separate and curdle.