Chocolate Peanut Butter Buttercream
Creamy, chocolatey peanut butter buttercream frosting. Perfect for topping your favorite chocolate or peanut butter dessert.
Servings 1 9x13" pan of brownies
- 1/2 cup salted butter softened
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter don't use natural
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup water for thinning, may use more
If using a stand mixer, fit with paddle attachment.
Cream together butter and peanut butter until well combined and fluffy.
Drizzle in vanilla extract.
With the mixer on it's slowest possible speed, SLOWLY add in cocoa powder and powdered sugar. The mixture is going to get SUPER thick. Drizzle in some water (2-3 tablespoons) to keep everything smooth
Add in heavy cream and beat on high speed for a minute or two. This whips up the heavy cream and gives the frosting a little more "fluff"
If the frosting is still to thick, add in more water-1 tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. I like a really spreadable frosting so I used the whole 1/4 cup of water but if you are planning to pipe anything with it, you don't want to add as much water.