Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

A simple and delicious peanut butter cream cheese frosting can really make your chocolate cakes and brownies complete. With just a few ingredients and a few minutes of work, you can have a perfect homemade buttercream for practically anything.

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The BEST peanut butter cream cheese frosting

I love serving up this peanut butter cream cheese frosting recipe on chocolate cupcakes and brownies.

The peanut butter flavor goes great with chocolate but it tastes just as nice with vanilla cakes (or just eating from the bowl with a spoon!) haha.

ingredients needed for peanut butter cream cheese frosting

PB frosting ingredients

  • Cream cheese
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Heavy cream
  • Powdered sugar

What you’ll need to make this recipe

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Tips for making easy peanut butter cream cheese frosting

Making this peanut butter cream cheese buttercream is easy and fast. While I do recommend the heavy cream for a slightly more “whipped” end result, milk or even half and half work fine too.

Add in as much powdered sugar asa you need to help get to the texture you want. For pipeable frosting 4 cups is pretty sufficient but a lot of factors can play into the end result such as how soft the butter and cream cheese are, and how “wet” the peanut butter, is, etc.

So add in the powdered sugar slowly, about 1/2 cup at a time to make sure that you don’t put too much in. If you do accidentally add in too much, just add a small teaspoon or two of milk or cream and mix again.

peanut butter cream cheese frosting on chocolate cupcakes and in a piping bag in front

FAQ’s about peanut butter and cream cheese frosting

Does cream cheese frosting need to be refrigerated?

Yes, due to the diary content cream cheese frosting should be kept covered and stored in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. This will help to prevent foodborne illness and allow you to enjoy your delicious treats safely (and longer).

How do you firm up cream cheese frosting?

The easiest way to do it is to simply stick the frosting in the fridge for about 15-30 minutes. As the butter and cream cheese hardens from the cold the frosting will naturally thicken up without needing to add in more sugar.

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How to make peanut butter cream cheese frosting

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter, cream cheese, and butter.

Add in the vanilla and heavy cream.

Beat the mixture until fluffy.

Slowly add in the powdered sugar while mixing. Add it in at 1/2 cup at a time until the desired consistency has been reached.

Use as desired.

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Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

A simple and delicious peanut butter cream cheese frosting can really make your chocolate cakes and brownies complete. With just a few ingredients and a few minutes of work, you can have a perfect homemade buttercream for practically anything.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Other
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best peanut butter cream cheese frosting, easy peanut butter cream cheese frosting, peanut butter and cream cheese frosting, peanut butter cream cheese frosting
Servings: 12
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soft unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Cream together the peanut butter, cream cheese, and butter.
  • Add in the vanilla and heavy cream. Beat until fluffy.
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached.
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Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11.1g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 76.8mg | Potassium: 75.4mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 35.8g | Vitamin A: 50.4IU | Calcium: 16.2mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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