Frostings and Icings

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

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 Frosting

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Serves: 5-1/2 cups Cooking Time: 0-minutes


  • 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!



PS- I linked this recipe up at the following link parties: Meal Plan Monday, Sugar and Spice, Reader Tip Tuesday, Pretty Pintastic Party, Foodie Friday.



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  • Reply
    Agness of Run Agness Run
    January 22, 2018 at 2:27 AM

    Yummy! Such a finger-licking cream cheese frosting, Kelly! Perfect breakfast idea. 😉

    • Reply
      January 23, 2018 at 7:47 AM

      Hahahahaha I like the way you think Agness! Frosting for breakfast for the win! XOXO

  • Reply
    Amy (Savory Moments)
    January 22, 2018 at 4:34 AM

    Oh yum – this looks amazingly yummy!! Perfect with chocolate cake.

    • Reply
      January 23, 2018 at 7:47 AM

      Thank you Amy! It’s soooooo good on chocolate cake for sure 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    January 22, 2018 at 9:27 PM

    I’d be happy with just that bowl and a spoon…he he:)

    • Reply
      January 23, 2018 at 7:48 AM

      Hehehe I am with ya there Maria!!!

  • Reply
    January 22, 2018 at 10:42 PM

    Just give me a spoon! <3

    • Reply
      January 23, 2018 at 7:49 AM

      I will join you with spoon in hand hehehe 🙂

  • Reply
    January 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM

    I could actually lick it straight from the bowl!! The consistency is perfect for frosting cakes or cupcakes! Thanks for sharing Kelly!!

    • Reply
      January 25, 2018 at 6:29 AM

      Thanks Deepika! I kind of just wanted to pretend it was peanut butter dip, and just dip fruit and cookies in the frosting hahahaha 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    January 23, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    oh man, gotta try this!!

    • Reply
      January 25, 2018 at 6:30 AM

      Yes Sarah! It’s such a yummy frosting that goes great on anything 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    January 24, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    This sound like it would good I love peanut butter can I make half of this recipe this is too much for two people

    • Reply
      January 25, 2018 at 6:36 AM

      Hi Judy! Yes! You can totally half this recipe! Let me know if you do and what you think 🙂

  • Reply
    January 25, 2018 at 7:10 AM

    I would love it’s for my birthday I could just eat the frosting with the spoon! Yum it looks so delicious and creamy. Homemade frosting is so much better than store-bought!!

    • Reply
      January 25, 2018 at 3:18 PM

      Thank you Amy! I completely agree! No comparison between store bought and homemade frosting 🙂

  • Reply
    January 28, 2018 at 8:19 AM

    A lick the beaters recipe!!!

    • Reply
      January 28, 2018 at 8:28 AM

      James always seems to be around at the perfect time for licking the beaters hehehe 😉

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