Chocolate and peanut butter, there are only a few who aren’t totally woo’d by this perfect match of sweet and salty. I first made this icing for our Brother-in-law’s birthday cake. It was a peanut butter lover’s fantasy… chocolate layers filled with the pb buttercream and chopped mini peanut butter cups and the top and bottom were covered with even more chopped mini pb cups and also some bite size cups. I scored major points with this cake 😉 I think this would make a killer frosting for some strawberry cupcakes… PB&J anyone? Or maybe Elvis-style with a banana cupcake, pb frosting and crumbled bacon on top? Let me know!
- 2.5 cups icing sugar, sifted
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter (sorry, natural will not work)
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup whipping cream