My name is Christen and I’m a peanut butter addict. I come by my addiction honestly, it seems to be genetic. My dad and brother both share my love for this sweet condiment. As soon as I conjured up the plans to make this cake, I was thinking about how perfect it would be as a Father’s Day dessert.
I actually tried a new cake recipe to go with the icing, but it was nothing to write home about. I’m yet to find a homemade cake recipe that I like, I find the box mixes are just more moist. If you have a good homemade one then let me know, I’ll try it out. But in the meantime, I’ll just keep making this fabulous icing and slapping it on my box mix cakes
Special Note: I doubled the recipe for the icing/frosting. Below is the doubled recipe.
Peanut Butter Buttercream Icing
Recipe from Barefoot Contessa
2.5 cups powdered sugar
2 cups creamy peanut butter (I used Planters brand)
2 sticks butter, softened/room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2/3 cup heavy cream
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl or the bowl of a mixer. Mix on medium-low speed until well-mixed and fluffy. Make sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Spread on cake as desired.