Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

If you like peanut butter cups, you'll love chocolate cupcakes spread with Peanut Butter Buttercream Icing!
Makes: 3 Cups
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Step 2

Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Re-whip before using.

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solid vegetable shortening

1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening


1/3 cup butter

peanut butter

3/4 cup peanut butter

confectioners' sugar,

4 cups (approx. 1 lb.) confectioners' sugar, (sifted)


4-6 tablespoons milk



Electric mixer

Electric mixer

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Peanut Butter Frosting is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fluffy and creamy not overpowering I've made this twice now and oh my goodness amazing. The second time I used butter flavored shortening and I liked it a little better than the plain shortening. Oh so delicious
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Birthday cake for a VERY picky son Every January I make my son his favorite cake of German chocolate and peanut butter frosting. I was never thrilled with the frosting, It didn't seem like it had enough peanut butter flavor. This year I wanted to try something different. I found this recipe, read the reviews, and figured i'd give it a try. I'm glad I did. I made no changes, just followed the recipe. I will be using this peanut butter frosting from now on. I used all 6 tbs of milk, we like our frosting creamy and that is was. Thank you, Mamma D.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light & Fluffy This is my go to recipe for peanut butter frosting. Perfection.
Date published: 2017-12-15
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