Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting

September 16, 2019
2 Ratings
Photo by jonajim
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Makes 12-18 cupcakes or 1 layer cake
Author Notes

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

What You'll Need
  • 10 tablespoons vegan butter, softened
  • 10 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  1. In a stand mixer, beat shortening & butter on medium until combined and smooth — about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add peanut butter and continue to mix until creamy. Scrape bowl and add vanilla and sea salt. Continue mixing until combined.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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