Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Frosting

I'm not breaking new ground here...just sharing the best peanut butter frosting recipe. Ever. I cheated a bit on these and used a box cake mix (hey...Sandra does it, so can I). I also tried a little trick w/ these cupcakes. I made mini cupcakes. So, when I ate 4 at one time, I didn't feel so bad. And you won't either!

Peanut Butter Frosting
Courtesy of Ina Garten

1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract*
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream

Place the confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth. Spread on cupcakes...or eat right off the spatula!

* I didn't have any vanilla on-hand and the frosting turned out just fine.

1 comment:

  1. Those look Yummy!! Love your before and after pics, great job!! Janna