Sometimes I think the only reason I eat cake is for the frosting. I just really really really love frosting. When I was a kid, I used to eat all of the cake first, and then have a pile of frosting that I would eat separately after I had rid my plate of that pesky cake. My tastes are slightly more refined these days, as I will go ahead and eat my cake and frosting together. Nonetheless, this peanut butter frosting is so delicious I really could eat it on its own. It tastes great on both cakes and brownies.
PEANUT BUTTER BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
From Hannah's Kitchen
1 cup peanut butter
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1. Beat peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer until combined.
2. Gradually add in powdered sugar and heavy cream.
3. When the sugar and cream have been incorporated, beat the frosting on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
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