From scratch peanut butter cream cheese frosting, made with peanut butter, cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. Easy frosting recipe that has a dominant peanut butter flavor, with a hint of tang from the cream cheese. Not-too-sweet frosting that’s perfect for frosting cakes, cupcakes or brownies.
My stepdaughter and I made my favorite chocolate cake recipe for my stepsons’ 23rd birthday. We wanted to make Alex a chocolate peanut butter candy cake…something reminiscent of peanut butter cups, because Alex loves peanut butter cups. I had a recipe for the chocolate cake, but needed a peanut butter frosting to layer in between the cake rounds and to frost it with. And the thought of peanut butter and cream cheese in a frosting just seemed like a great idea! This is such an easy peanut butter frosting, it makes a TON and peanut butter is the dominant flavor.
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese FrostingPrint Recipe
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (I used a store brand similar to Jif or Skippy)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 cups powdered sugar
In the bowl of a stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the butter and mix on medium speed until creamy. Add the cream cheese to the butter and mix until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the peanut butter and vanilla extract, and mix until incorporated. Once incorporated, increase the speed of the mixer to high, until mixture becomes light and fluffy.
Change the mixer to low and slowly add the powdered sugar. Once sugar is incorporated, mix on high speed for approximately 2-minutes.
Frost your dessert of choice.
Store leftover frosting in the refrigerator, in an airtight container.
Use this frosting to frost anything that would taste good with peanut butter frosting on it, or use as a filling to make cookie sandwiches. Heck, it’s so good, you could just eat it with a spoon!
I frosted two 9-inch round cakes and an entire 9×13-inch pan of Texas Sheet Cake using this recipe, so I wasn’t kidding when I said this frosting makes a ton!
What would you put this frosting on? Do you love to make frosting from scratch as much as I do?? There’s seriously no comparison between homemade frosting and store bought frosting, so if you have never made homemade frosting before, you definitely need to give it a shot! And I will be sharing that favorite chocolate cake recipe of mine as soon as the pictures turn out as good as the cake always tastes!