Peanut Butter Dream Buttercream

Trust Me, this is really good! I made it with chocolate cupcakes plus a creamy peanut butter surprise inside. You can use it for frosting or filling.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cup poweder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream (must)

Instructions

  1. Cream butter & peanut butter, add powder sugar, mix until combined & scrape the bowl, mix on high speed for a minute, then add the extract, mix, add heavy cream and mix on high speed for 3 min. done
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I have used this recipe for many cakes. My husband and his friends love it! They say it tastes pretty close to a recipe that one of their grandmothers used.

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I used this to fill my friend's devil's food cake for her birthday. She loved it and said it was a Reeses. I accidentally messed up because I halved the recipe but forgot to half the liquids...I just added more powdered sugar and PB. It was yum and I had some left over to decorate cupcakes!

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This may be the best frosting I have ever made/tasted. Calling it "Dream" buttercream couldn't be more accurate. Thank you for the recipe!

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This was soooo good! Tastes just like the center of a receese! Does it have to be fridged because of the cream or will it be ok at room temp?

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OMG! This was a big hit! I used it for my nephews graduation cake, I made a chocolate cake with this as the filling and buttercream frosting! Thank you!!

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This icing is incredibly deliscious! The texture and taste is perfect! I think it's even better than the recipe from Ina Garten.

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Ricooooo, yummyyy, well I think this recipe sounds delicious, specially if combined with chocolate or marmelade....mmmmm, I will try it.

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This was the best icing I have ever had. My family now requests this for all their cakes. I changed the heavy cream to skim milk and it was great.

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I've tried a few other Peanut Butter Buttercream recipes, none of them nearly as good as this one. I think this might be the best frosting I've ever made. The texture is light and airy, a strong peanut butter flavor, sweet but not sicky....perfect yum-mo! I have a feeling after tomorrow, when the cupcakes will be eaten, I will be asked to make this again for sure. Also it piped onto my cupcakes beautifully!

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This is SOOOOO good! I had to keep myself from licking the bowl. It's light tasting, creamy, and thick. Definitely going into my favorites!

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could you please let me know if the cake has to be refridgerated because of the cream? Also in Canada i believe that it is heavy cream. If you are in Ontario, it is the one in the purpleish carton. Going off memory i think its 18%.

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All I can say is....WOW! This is my new fav by far :) It's not too sweet and so smooth. OMG...I love it! Thank you so much for this recipe. I will be using it all the time now. Wow wee! YAY!

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This icing is fabulous! I made this for some cupcakes and my family is still raving about it! Thank you for posting it! If you have a white buttercream icing recipe that is as good as this one I'd love to have it!

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This frosting is so freakin good! I frosted about 18 cupcakes, and doesnt seem to crust- which I like for cupcakes, oh and it's super easy to make :D

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Made this last night as a filling for a dark chocolate cake. Sprinkled some chopped reese's peanut butter cups on top of the filling and frosted the whole thing in chocolate buttercream, then covered in modeling chocolate. It was the perfect filling... stiff enough to take the weight, but still light, fluffy and smooth! Great peanut butter taste, wasn't too sweet to catch the back of my throat like some fillings/frosting. This is my go-to peanut butter filling!

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Delicious! Went beautifully with the chocolate cupcakes I made. Held the bakery swirl well on top of the cupcakes, but I don't know how long it will last since they were all gone in under a day :)

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I filled A+ Babana Cake with this and it was a hit - yum! I also piped dots with it, which worked out fine, but I wouldn't try to pipe anything more complicated.

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I will be making cupcakes for a child's birthday party in July. If I use this for the filling and the frosting will the peanut butter flavor be too strong? Does this have to be refridgerated?

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Whenever I'm testing a new recipe for the first time I always half it when possible in case I don't like it. This is one time I wish I had made a full batch! This stuff is "DREAMY"!! SOOO good, a must try!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Has anyone used this under fondant? I made it and it was delicious!!! So yummy, but would like to try it under some fondant.

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Made this last night- tastes so good! I'm normally not a peanut butter fan, but it was hard to stop sampling :). Only problem I had was that it was THICK...did not spread easily even though I didn't add quite the entire amount of sugar and added a bit more cream..so instead of icing the cake I just used it as filling...YUM!

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I am speechless and can't even come close to trying to describe this frosting in a way that does it justice! I used my Kitchenaid with the paddle, and it made the creamiest, smoothest PB frosting I've EVER tasted. My husband loves PB frosting, and he said it was the best he'd ever tasted. My Mother-in-Law offered me her recipe - but instead I went to CC.com and used this one based on the reviews. She wanted MY recipe when she tasted this! :D Seriously, this is 'it' for me for PB frosting from now on!

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Just made this again and put it on a 3 Layer Brownie cake then covered in mmf! Oh wow talk about the family fav!! Thanks for sharing this!!

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Hi stressed desserts, this is amazing. I love it. Can you tell me what your creamy peanut butter surprise inside the cupcake is please? That is exactly what I want to do for the chocolate cupcakes I am making for my son's football team and can't seem to find a peanut butter filling recipe. Thank you!!!

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Made this for the first time last week. I had a request for chocolate cake w/ pnut butter filling. It was a huge hit! Thanks : )

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kris1607, since it doesn't specify, assume salted butter. That's what I used and this stuff is fantastic! So creamy, so peanut buttery, so yummy!

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Question, what time of peanut butter is everyone using? Jiff? Skippy? Peter Pan? Adam's? I only have Adam's, thanks Costco, but if the other brands are what everyone else is using, I'd rather use that if that's what will get me the same tasty results. Can anyone tell me?

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Can this icing be tinted like regular buttercream? I have an order for a football cake with PB icing. I haven't made the icing yet, but with all of the great reviews, I am going to make a batch and try it out. What are your thoughts on pairing it with chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache filling? Would the flavors complement each other or would they be too strong for one another?

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It's 2016 and this recipe is still wonderful!   I just made a double recipe exactly as stated above and it is VERY tasty!     I'm going to make graduation cupcakes and cakes for a high school student who wanted chocolate and peanut butter.  She is going to be very happy!

Like the 2012 post above, I'm going to combine chocolate cake, chocolate ganache and the peanut butter frosting/filling.   Yummmmmmm.......


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