Peanut Butter Frosting

Saturday, January 14, 2012

This is my favorite frosting for chocolate cake! I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. I just baked a 9 x 13 inch chocolate cake and frosted with the frosting. Nothing special I know, but you could really dress up the cake. You could make 2 round cakes and frost as usual. Drizzle a chocolate ganache over the top and let it drizzle over the sides. Then add chopped Reese's miniature peanut butter cups to the top.  Or use more icing to make round mounds of frosting around the edge of the cake and place whole Reese's miniature cups on top of each mound. You will have one fancy smancy cake. Sooooo delicious! Hubby even agrees!


Peanut Butter Frosting
Slightly adapted from All Recipes Dinner Tonight Cookbook

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup whipping cream or milk

Directions:
In a large bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in confectioners' sugar. Mix in whipping cream or milk. If necessary, add a little more cream or milk until the frosting is desired spreading consistency.


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