Peanut Butter Dream Buttercream Frosting


Peanut Butter Dream Buttercream Frosting

This is the lightest, most delicious frosting I've ever made (or tasted).  It's so light it feels like a whipped frosting.  It's simple to make and looks delicious when it's piped on to cupcakes.  This recipe makes enough frosting to generously frost 24 cupcakes, with a little extra to eat with a spoon later. ;-)

Slightly adapted from: Cake Central

What you need:
1 Cup Butter, softened to room temperature
1 Cup Creamy Peanut butter
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
3 Tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
A Pinch of Salt

What you do:
1.  Cream the butter and peanut butter together until light and fluffy.  Don't skimp on time here.  I let my stand mixer cream the butter and peanut butter for about 7 minutes. 

2.  Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time.  Make sure all of the sugar is incorporated before adding the next cup. 

3.  Add the vanilla extract and mix well. 

4.  Add the whipping cream and mix well. 

5.  Add the salt and mix well. 

6.  Frost your favorite cupcakes. 


P.S.  I haven't tried this yet, but I think this frosting could be used as a cupcake filling or even as a sweet dip if y'all are feeling adventurous.