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.