I've been promising Shane chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting for some time now. With all of the holiday baking I did, these kept getting pushed to the back burner. Finally, last week I set aside time to make them and they were worth the wait! The chocolate and peanut butter combination very rarely disappoints in my opinion! I've used this cupcake recipe before but this was the first peanut butter icing I've tried. I was concerned the peanut butter frosting would be overwhelming but that wasn't the case. It was light and creamy and just sweet enough. Shane was a big fan too so I know we'll be making these again very soon!
Chocolate Cupcake recipe here
Peanut Butter Icing
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.