If you are a peanut butter lover, you will absolutely love this amazing peanut butter cream cheese frosting. Creamy, rich, and full of flavor, it is the perfect addition to your favorite baked goods. This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, as your friends and family are sure to love it.
This simple recipe requires no prior baking experience, making it a great choice no matter your experience. It pairs well with so many different cakes, including chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter, and marble. In addition, it also goes tremendously with brownies and cookies.
What You Will Need
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- Large bowl
- Electric mixer
- Rubber spatula
Step by Step Instructions
Step One: Beat Cream Cheese, Butter, and Peanut Butter
Using an electric mixer and a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and peanut butter. Beat the mixture at medium speed until the ingredients become smooth and creamy.
Step Two: Add the Confectioners’ Sugar
Slowly add in the confectioners’ sugar on low speed using the mixer. Beat the frosting until fully, combined. The mixture will be thick, but also smooth and creamy. Use a rubber spatula to regularly scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure it is fully mixed.
Step Three: Decorate Your Baked Goods
Use a piping bag or serrated knife to decorate your baked goods. Refrigerate any leftover frosting.
Servings and Preparation Time
Tips and Tricks
Store this frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Decorated baked goods can last a day at room temperature. After that, they should be placed in the fridge for up to five days.
When serving, avoid keeping this frosting in direct sunlight and heat. It will begin to melt if exposed to hot temperatures. Store it somewhere cool and in shade for the best results.
Be sure to use room temperature butter and cream cheese. It is especially important your cream cheese is at room temperature, as it can curdle if it is too cold. Be certain to use only the block kind of cream cheese, not any cream cheese that comes from containers.
If desired, you may freeze baked goods with this frosting. Place the frosted desserts in the fridge for one hour uncovered. Then, wrap them in plastic wrap and then in a layer of aluminum foil or place them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
When ready to serve, allow frosted baked goods to thaw in the fridge overnight. You can also allow them to sit at room temperature on the counter for two hours as thaw as well.
For peanut butter, it is best to use the creamy kind. Avoid using all-natural peanut butter, as the flavor will not be as good in the frosting. If desired, you can use crunchy peanut butter if you want some texture in your frosting.
This frosting goes great with vanilla, chocolate, marble, and peanut butter cake. You can even use it to make peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, which are a true delight. This recipe also works as a peanut butter cream cheese filling, which tastes amazing with brownies, sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, and chocolate chip cookies.
Before serving, you can top this frosting with chopped peanuts for a bit of a crunch. If you are a fan of Reese’s you can also sprinkle some crumbled ones on top. This frosting also tastes great with chocolate or caramel syrup drizzled on top.
Amazing Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- Beat Cream Cheese, Butter, and Peanut Butter - Using an electric mixer and a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and peanut butter. Beat the mixture at medium speed until the ingredients become smooth and creamy.
- Add the Confectioners' Sugar - Slowly add in the confectioners' sugar on low speed using the mixer. Beat the frosting until fully, combined. The mixture will be thick, but also smooth and creamy. Use a rubber spatula to regularly scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure it is fully mixed.
- Decorate Your Baked Goods - Use a piping bag or serrated knife to decorate your baked goods. Refrigerate any leftover frosting.
Delicious Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Frosting
If you are wanting to try a new and fun frosting recipe, this is just the one for you. The combination of peanut butter with creamy cream cheese makes for an irresistible treat. You will also love how simple this recipe is to make, as it requires no prior baking experience.
No matter the occasion, this frosting is sure to be a hit. It will be a favorite among many, as it pairs well with so many different desserts and your friends and family are sure to be a fan.
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