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5 from 7 votes

Peanut Butter Frosting

This Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting is a tangy and sweet buttercream recipe made with peanut butter, butter, cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla that takes just 5 minutes to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 566kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese1 softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter2
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a large bowl1 or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, cream cheese, and peanut butter together, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. 
  • Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, alternating with tablespoons of heavy cream.2
  • Add in the vanilla and whip on medium-high speed for 2 to 3 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.

Notes

Ingredient Notes:
  1. Do not use light cream cheese.
  2. Do not use natural or chunky peanut butter, this will alter the texture and stability of the frosting. I prefer Jif Creamy.
Instruction Notes:
  1. Frosting can be made with a hand mixer but will not be as whipped. If using a hand mixer, I would recommend using whipped cream cheese instead of a regular block.
  2. Add additional cream or confectioners sugar as needed to reach desired consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 684IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg