Nutty Rooster Icing

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Author Notes: A Mark Bittman column introduced me to the genius of combining peanut butter and sriracha (spread PB on toast, dot with sriracha=heaven) but it’s Charleston’s Diggity Donuts food truck that hooked me with their Nutty Rooster -- a homemade, warm, crispy, cake-y donut coated with a peanut butter and sriracha glaze. So it really wasn’t too much of a stretch to apply the PB-S formula to cake, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s pretty darn amazing. I used this to ice a vanilla bundt cake, but I might get crazy and try a banana cake next time or even chocolate. Midge

Makes enough for one cake

  • 1 cup organic Whole Foods creamy peanut butter, room temp
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup light cream, room temp
  • sriracha
  1. Combine first three ingredients in a standing mixer with the whisk attachment and beat on medium till combined.
  2. Drizzle glaze on cooled cake to coat. Then, drizzle desired amount of sriracha over glazed cake
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over 1 year ago Midge

I should add that I use a light hand with the sriracha drizzle, a little goes a long way. Also, serve the cake right away or store in the fridge.


over 1 year ago cookinginvictoria

Wow, love the sound of this, Midge -- on my to try list as well. When I was growing up, my mother used to make a spice cake with peanut butter frosting for family birthdays. I am thinking that maybe I should try to update that recipe with this frosting. :)


over 1 year ago Midge

Thanks civ! It might be hard to improve on spice cake and peanut butter frosting, yum.


over 1 year ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

holy hot sauce, batman! this i've got to try.


over 1 year ago Midge

Thanks mrslarkin! It's kind of an addictive combo.


over 1 year ago vvvanessa

This make me want spicy peanut butter noodles. And cake, of course.


over 1 year ago Midge

me too! I suppose noodles is where it all started.


over 1 year ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Yes, please! My mom used to make a chocolate sheet cake with peanut butter frosting, and I'm betting this would be a fantastic update on it.


over 1 year ago Midge

Wow, that sounds dangerously good. I thought of you when I came up with this since food trucks have inspired some of your awesome recipes. Only PDX has some 2,000 and we have like 10 ;)