Nutty Rooster Cake Icing

October 22, 2013
1 Ratings
  • Makes enough for one cake
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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  • vvvanessa
  • hardlikearmour

Recipe by: Midge

I’m a journalist who’s covered everything from illegal logging in Central America to merit pay for teachers, but these days I write mostly about travel. I’ve been lucky enough to find myself in some far-flung locales, where poking around markets and grocery stores is my favorite thing to do. Cooking, especially baking, is my way of winding down after a long day; there’s nothing like kneading bread dough to bring you back to earth.

9 Reviews

Midge October 22, 2013
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.
cookinginvictoria October 22, 2013
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. :)
Midge October 22, 2013
Thanks civ! It might be hard to improve on spice cake and peanut butter frosting, yum.
mrslarkin October 22, 2013
holy hot sauce, batman! this i've got to try.
Midge October 22, 2013
Thanks mrslarkin! It's kind of an addictive combo.
vvvanessa October 22, 2013
This make me want spicy peanut butter noodles. And cake, of course.
Midge October 22, 2013
me too! I suppose noodles is where it all started.
hardlikearmour October 22, 2013
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.
Midge October 22, 2013
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 ;)