Peanut Butter Buttercream

This weekend I finally got around to downloading all of the pictures on my camera. I think the last time this happened was July 2013, so there were quite a few images. Half way through, I found some shots I’d taken of the chocolate peanut butter cupcakes I’d sent to work with Andy back in November. I thought I had posted about these cupcakes already, but since they were no where to be found in the archives, I obviously forgot. The cake recipe is Awesome Chocolate Cake that I use as a base for almost all of my chocolate cupcakes, but the star of these cupcakes is the Peanut Butter Buttercream.

PB Buttercream

Ingredients:

  • 4oz full fat or 1/3 fat cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter (soften)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (do not use organic)
  • 2-3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream together cream cheese, butter, peanut putter and vanilla extract until smooth.

Slowly add powdered sugar a little at a time until the frosting reaches the desired consistency.

*I didn’t make this recipe up myself, I tweaked one I found online, but when I looked through the notebook I keep all my favorite recipes in, all I could find was the recipe card I wrote the ingredients down on. (Sorry to the original author!)

So to recreate the complete cupcake:

  1. Make cupcake using the recipe link above. Let the cupcakes completely cool before frosting.
  2. Make a batch of peanut butter buttercream and frost cooled cupcakes
  3. Garnish with Reese Pieces.
  4. Find someone to share with so you don’t eat all the cupcakes yourself.(very important)

About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.