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chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream frosting on blue napkin

Peanut Butter Buttercream Icing Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


Smooth, creamy Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting is the perfect way to top chocolate cake or cupcakes!


  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 23 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Place butter, and peanut butter in a mixing bowl and beat together with a hand mixer.
  2. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until fully incorporated.
  3. Stir in cream and vanilla and beat until frosting is smooth and creamy!


  • Can be stored at room temperature up to 3 days
  • Adjust for thickness by varying the amount of sugar and/or heavy cream

Keywords: peanut butter buttercream, peanut butter frosting, peanut butter icing