Peanut Butter Frosting

I made a chocolate cake. The box kind.  I have several boxes in my pantry. It was apparently on sale and a friend of mine though I would like it. We are once again out of snacky foods and I needed something to feed Dillon when he got home from school. So cake. But I had no frosting. I looked in my cookbook for a recipe and found a simple butter frosting. Only problem is I have just one stick of butter left and the recipe called for most of it. I decided to substitute peanut butter in its place. Turned out yummy!!! And on top of chocolate cake. Like a big Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

Ingredients 

  • 6 tbsp peanut butter
  • 4-1/2 to 4-3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla

How To Make 

In a bowl beat peanut butter till fluffy.

Gradually add about half  of the powdered sugar.

So much for gradually adding. haha

Beat well.

It looks like lumpy flour.

 

Beat in milk and vanilla.

I totally forgot the vanilla. It still tasted good.

No idea where my was today! I forgot to take a picture of it after adding milk and forgotten vanilla.

Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar.

It should not be this thick. If yours is just add a splash of milk and beat again. Keep adding milk a splash at a time till it is the consistency you want.

 

It should look creamy.

Makes enough to frost top and sides of two 8- or 9-inch layers. I spread mine on a 9 x 13 layer.

In a Nutshell

Ingredients 

  • 6 tbsp peanut butter
  • 4-1/2 to 4-3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla

How To Make 

  1. In a bowl beat peanut butter till fluffy.
  2. Gradually add about half  of the powdered sugar.
  3. Beat well.
  4. Beat in milk and vanilla.
  5. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar.
  6. If needed, add additional milk, a little at a time, to make frosting of spreading consistency.

 

 

 

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