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Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate and peanut butter are such an enjoyable combination. This delicious chocolate peanut butter frosting makes a satisfying topping to these moist chocolate cupcakes.—Ruthe Stevenson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1-2/3 cups


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, salt and enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency.
Nutrition Facts
1 tablespoon: 90 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • tt2b123
    Jan 30, 2021

    Mine was a little lumpy because I didn't sift the cocoa. Would probably double the recipe if I make again.

  • Frances
    Apr 6, 2020

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  • mrichards1993
    Nov 16, 2019

    So yummy!

  • kredhead
    Jan 12, 2019

    I made this frosting for mini banana cakes. I piped a healthy star of frosting on each tiny cake. Mmm...peanut butter chocolate

  • Sherry
    Jul 4, 2017

    This recipe is to die for. I made it even more sinful by putting it over a dark chocolate, chocolate chip, pecan, salted caramel poke cake. YUM

  • dwriley
    Apr 4, 2016

    Wonderful flavor, rich and creamy. Will become one of my stand by recipes. Thanks for sharing

  • KindraW
    Jul 10, 2015

    THIS WAS SO EASY AND DELICIOUS!!!! I made a peanut butter cookie bar and spread it on top and they were amazing!!!! next time I'm putting this on a cake and yes there will definitely be a next time!!!! :)

  • razmatazmania
    Nov 2, 2014

    Let me say OH MY!!!!!!!!!!! and I really mean it. Being a collector of fine recipes (and having the habit of printing first then trying) I now email the different recipes to myself to try first THEN print if we like it. Let me say this is being printed and saved to recipe disk incase I lose the printed copy. WONDERFUL.. Thank you so much for a great recipe. I give this an AA for the grade of the day

  • Mrscothren
    Jun 21, 2014

    Best. Frosting. Ever.

  • nailbr
    Aug 11, 2013

    Great Recipe. I used it on my Granddaughters Reese's peanut butter wedding cake. It was a total hit.