Light, smooth and peanut-ty, this vegan frosting is perfectly sweetened and blended with peanut butter for a natural sweet & salty combination. Perfect on dark chocolate cupcakes, this frosting won’t run or lose shape which makes it perfect for piping. —jonajim
In a stand mixer, beat shortening & butter on medium until combined and smooth — about 3-5 minutes.
Add peanut butter and continue to mix until creamy. Scrape bowl and add vanilla and sea salt. Continue mixing until combined.
On low speed, add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time - waiting until nearly combined before each addition. Beat on med-high for 5-8 minutes, until light and creamy. You’ll know it’s whipped when the color and texture lightens.
Pipe or spread onto cake or cupcakes. If you’re making a two or three layer cake with buttercream decorations I advise doubling the recipe.