New Official Frosting Recipe


We’ve talked about how in the great dichotomy of life I’m a frosting person not a cake person. I believe I have even mentioned my profuse love of cream cheese frosting in particular. Well I have to confess cream cheese now has some serious competition thanks to a recent discovery I can’t believe I only recently discovered.

Back story: My roommate’s birthday was last weekend. She’s celebrating it next weekend and wasn’t going to do anything special on the actual day. As her roommate, I felt it was my solemn duty to make sure she had something delicious to eat on her real natal day though. I went to the grocery store that morning and discovered brownie mixes were on sale (don’t judge), so I picked one up. Then I started feeling lame, because it was her birthday and all I was making were boxed brownies. So I started thinking about how boxed brownies could be improved and I landed on frosting. But I wasn’t sure she was a frosting person and what would she like and… suddenly it occurred to me: Peanut butter!

I’ve heard of peanut butter frosting before, though I can’t recollect having it in the past. And I thought, whether you’re a cake person or a frosting person, everyone loves chocolate and peanut butter, don’t they? Well not everyone. Nazis actually hate chocolate and peanut butter, true story. One of my students last semester wrote about his sister’s buckeye brownies (she wouldn’t give him the exact recipe) that had brownies topped with peanut butter frosting topped with chocolate ganache. I can’t make ganache that’s even halfway passable, but I figured I could handle peanut butter frosting.

Anyway, I did some googling and came up with a composite, very simple, oh so delicious recipe for some peanut butter frosting:

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 stick of butter (softened)

Blend above together in a mixer until smooth. Then add confectioner’s sugar and milk/cream/half-and-half alternately until you achieve your desired flavor and consistency. Put on something chocolate or eat with a spoon. Marvel at it’s delicious simplicity.

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