I found this recipe and its now a favorite filling on my chocolate cakes. Its very very rich and very smooth

Peanut Butter Mousse


  • 1 18-ounce jar creamy peanut butter (2 cups)
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chilled whipping cream


  1. Bring cream cheese to room temp.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat peanut butter and cream cheese in large bowl to blend. Add powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons vanilla extract and beat until well blended. Using clean dry beaters, beat 2 cups whipping cream in medium bowl until stiff peaks form; fold into peanut butter mixture in 4 additions.


littlejewel Says... 2009-09-06 06:13:50

I loved this recipe. It is a favorite of almost everyone. thank you for your post.

illona101 Says... 2009-11-06 19:25:24

I loved this filling, I added crushed reese cups inbetween 2 layers of filling. Everyone loved this cake! Thank-you for recipe

CakinIt Says... 2010-02-17 14:14:02

do you think this would hold up as icing under a thin layer of fondant?

JILBRY Says... 2010-02-25 15:46:55

Everybody I know loves this recipe. I use it for all me chocolate cakes. The best!!

Markandritaville Says... 2010-03-12 14:17:39

This recipe is GREAT! It makes a lot of filling. It was so good though that I kept baking cakes and cupcakes until I ran out. My family, neighbors, and co-workers loved it!

clm425 Says... 2010-05-14 06:30:44

This is still my most requested Peanut Butter filling. Thank you so much for sharing! It is also really yummy inbetween a banana cake with a simple chocolate ganache poured over the top!

krae0057 Says... 2010-06-11 18:33:10

Does anybody know how long this lasts (kept in the fridge)?

eangelgod Says... 2010-08-21 14:42:17

Horale! Props to you for this SWEET treat! I used it for my PB cupcakes and for my PB rosette cookies as a topping! THis was Delicioso!

3cakes Says... 2010-08-22 19:00:35

Just used it as a filling in my cupcakes for work.....wonderful. I had difficulties with the whipping cream, I think it was too hot in the house, substituted it with cool whip (small container) and it was wonderful.

AmyEW Says... 2010-08-26 10:32:50

A+++++ This filling is fabulous - I am new to cake decorating/baking, but this is the best filling recipe I have tried! The filling doesn't 'get lost in the cake' like the pudding mixtures I've played with before - it's thick enough to truly seperate the layers but still light and fluffy! The peanut butter taste is there, but not overwhelming. Best of all - it's so EASY to make compared with similar recipes I've seen on other websites: no freezing, etc. Love it!! Thanks again!

lmaiorana Says... 2011-02-28 17:36:26

Great recipe! Used this filling with my standard chocolate cake. Everyone loved it!

wernie Says... 2011-03-12 13:46:14

This is so good!! I used this as a filling in a chocolate cake and plan to use it for my own birthday cake this year :) I had quite a bit leftover, so I actually froze the leftovers and then pulled out a container, folded in some Cool Whip and poured into an Oreo pie crust for a peanut butter pie - that was fantastic as well!

tracy-025 Says... 2011-05-03 11:56:04

This was sooooooo good!! I made a peanut butter cake used this and raspberry butter cream, tasted heavenly!!

michellem79 Says... 2011-05-04 19:31:38

This recipe sounds really yummy! I'm going to try it this weekend! Can anyone tell me how much it makes? I'm just doing a simple 2-layer, 8" round. Should I halve the recipe?

michellem79 Says... 2011-05-08 21:52:30

After not receiving any responses to my lat post I decided to try half of the recipe. Boy am I glad I did! I still have a lot left over! Half of the recipe made about 3 cups for me. Having said that, it is soooo good! :) It is rich, and goes perfectly with chocolate cake. Very good and I will make it again!

Niki3795 Says... 2011-07-02 19:38:42

Have to say thanks for this recipe, I get requests for this more than any other flavor! I pair it with a dark choc fudge cake~ AMAZING!! It does make alot, although my husband doesn't mind, I usually have to throw him out of the kitchen (with his spoon in hand!) Thanks again!

remnant3333 Says... 2015-05-16 16:33:36

 I tried this recipe and really did not like it as much as my peanut butter buttercream icing recipe!! I only tasted it without trying it on the cake because I made the cake for a kid next door. The cake scraps from leveling cake were eaten up before I got the filling made so I had no cake left to try it on. Maybe it tasted better while eating the chocolate cake, I really do not know. But just tasting it by itself I am not a fan of this filling recipe at all!! 

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