I looked and looked for a Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting and could not find one that I like. So I made my own. Its pretty simple and just the right mix of flavors….ENJOY!!!


  • 1 stick of butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar (sifted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy)


KarolynAndrea Says... 2010-01-28 18:04:21

Sounds good! Can't wait to try it out.

simplybaked Says... 2010-02-03 19:05:04

Peanut Butter & Co. makes a dark chocolate peanut butter, I usually use this to make my choc/peanut butter frosting - it is great!! I delete the cocoa powder and just use the chocoalte peanut butter.

kikibakes Says... 2010-02-04 14:45:40

sounds amazing!! thanks for sharing!

thelemalove93 Says... 2010-02-28 19:44:03

Do you use a mixer or mix by hand? Also unslated butter or salted?

Tinkerbel1130 Says... 2010-03-08 13:07:01

Wow just found this recipe and had to make it. I used my kitchen aide mixer and salted butter and wow it is so tasty. I added a little more milk as i like my icing creamy thank you for sharing right into my favorites it goes

Mrs-A Says... 2010-03-17 23:16:04

hmmm... ive never made buttercream before but would like to try this. so im guessing i cream the butter and shortening first but at what point do i add the peanut butter??? thanks!

Mrs-A Says... 2010-03-19 03:58:37

ok, i gave this a go with a choc mud cake and it was a total hit with everyone in my office - will be making this again. thanks

jakeslove Says... 2010-05-26 11:40:46

Thank you for posting, I am going to give this a try! =)

cmom Says... 2010-07-07 04:55:31

This was so delicious! I did it with chocolate cupcake and filled it with a peanut butter filling. It tasted like a Tastycake peanutbutter tandycake! But did anyone find it to be VERY thick and need a lot more milk than called for??

deMuralist Says... 2010-09-03 17:43:45

Beyond fantastic! Put it on PB cupcakes, which only had a hint of PB flavor. This frosting has a very nice PB flavor without being excessive, and actually the same applies to the chocolate. It has a perfect blend of the 2 flavors. And even though it is a buttercream it is not excessively sweet, the sweetness does not overpower the flavors.

I added 3 T of powdered dream whip (I think this helps stabilize BC's) and a pinch of salt. Amazing, really good!

tarodoeht Says... 2010-10-02 16:41:27

This icing was a huge hit at my dad's birthday! He requested (at random) a chocolate peanut butter icing after I had found this recipe earlier in the day. I found I had to add a bit more milk for the creaminess that I like, but otherwise so easy and great flavor. Thanks!!

bopptybop Says... 2010-12-08 10:13:19

Just made this. It turned out real well. Had to add alot more milk. But over all good!

bopptybop Says... 2010-12-08 10:13:19

Just made this. It turned out real well. Had to add alot more milk. But over all good!

DeelishBakeShop Says... 2011-07-02 11:38:32

YUMMY! I just made this frosting (paired it with "A+ Babana Cake" cupcakes), and it came out delicious! Since there are no instructions, I'll write my method here in case anyone is wondering: I creamed high-ratio shortening, unsalted butter, and PB together, then added the sugar and cocoa powder a little at a time. It becomes very dry, so in between, I added the vanilla and heavy cream (I didn't have milk, and the frosting turned out great with HC). I ended up using more than 4 tbsp. Highly recommended! Thanks for sharing :-)

tjames30 Says... 2011-08-16 14:20:17

If I add meringue powder do you think this will crust enough to do the VIVA papertowel method?

stepharias Says... 2012-04-11 12:09:54

Just made this today and my cupcakes are delicious! And as mentioned before I added a lot more milk than what was stated on the recipe.

flourjuice Says... 2012-06-10 20:48:23

This is delicious! I added 2/3 cup of heavy whipping cream instead of milk. Perfection!

Barb1959 Says... 2012-10-01 13:41:49

I just made this and put it on the "chocolate cupcakes by brownsugardeelights". I filled them with the Easy Bavarian Cream on this site and topped it with the Chocolate Peanut Butter icing. OMG I got the most amazing comments from people at work. They thought they were the BEST cupcakes they had ever had. I love getting recipes off this site.

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