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chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream frosting on blue napkin

Peanut Butter Buttercream Icing Recipe


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


Units Scale
  • 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
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 topped cupcake's worth
  • Calories: 278
  • Sugar: 20.1 g
  • Sodium: 48.4 mg
  • Fat: 21.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.4 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 42 mg

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