This is one of my FAVORITE buttercream recipes. It is fabulous with anything chocolate, pipes nicely, and is extremely addictive! Add mini chocolate chips for a great filling variation!
1c. ( 256 grans) peanut butter Do Not Use Natural or Reduced Fat. We have used Jif and Peter Pan Creamy brands.
1/2 cup (1 stick) (113 grams) unsalted butter at room temp
2 c. ( 230 grams) Confectioner’s Sugar
3 Tablespoons ( 33 grams ) milk
2 teaspoons ( 8 grams ) vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Blend peanut butter and butter on low speed with electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar, milk, vanilla and salt. Beat on low speed until fluffy again (2-3 minutes). Yields approx. 3 cups of frosting. (OR- Add mini chocolate chips for a great filling in between cake layers!)
*I use this recipe most often for my Peanut Butter Chocolate Cakes. Chocolate cake layers, peanut butter chocolate chip filling, and chocolate frosting. Yum!
***Peanut butter brands labeled “Natural” that I have tried do not work as well with this recipe because the consistency isn’t as smooth & creamy. I’ve used Jif & Peter Pan (Creamy) with good results!