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Ruthe’s Favorite Frosting

This frosting is different then most with its wonderful peanut butter taste. The cocoa also adds an extra layer of flavor. Use it on your favorite layer cake or cupcakes.—Ruthe Stevenson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 3 heaping tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3 heaping tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 heaping tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk plus additional as needed


  • Mix together peanut butter, butter and vanilla. Stir in confectioners' sugar, cocoa and salt. Add milk, stirring until you reach desired spreading consistency. Use on your favorite layer cake or cupcakes.

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  • Lady-L
    Oct 7, 2013

    post a picture i want to see what it looks like before i try it!!

  • yummypoptart31
    Jun 15, 2012

    LOVED this frosting!! I have made it many times with always good results! :P Yum yum!!! :)

  • hisalone
    Jun 5, 2011

    This is a delicious frosting, however I had to really skimp to frost a nine inch cake. I would try doubling next time. I will definately make again