Thursday, May 29, 2014

Homemade Peanut Butter Icing

I don't always watch the Food Network, but when I do, I'm watching Barefoot Contessa.
I just looove Mrs.Ina.

What I love most about her, is the simplicity of her food. You know when you're watching the Food Network, and you're following along and you're like "Oh yeah.. I can do this.. I can make this." and then out of no where, they hit you with an ingredient like 1 cup of Spanish lemon water.
(My attempt at thinking of a random ingredient just failed)
That's the best I've got, but you guys know what I mean.

I don't know about you, but I'm super intimidated by recipes that require a lot of ingredients, or recipes that require ingredients that I have never heard of.

So, if you're like me and you're like "yeah, no" when you see a lengthy ingredient list or a confusing recipe, then you're going to LOVE this peanut butter icing recipe.
This is a lick-the-bowl, forget the cupcake just give me the icing recipe. 

I'm not kiddin'.

This is Ina's recipe, so to view it from her page, here it is.

You can put this icing on anything, but I've only used it on cupcakes.

No matter what I make this icing for, I always have people asking me for the recipe, so I hope that it turns out as well for you and your friends!

- - - INGREDIENTS - - -
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 5 TBS unsalted room temp. butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of heavy cream
- - - INSTRUCTIONS - - -
  1. In a bowl mix your powdered sugar, peanut butter, and room temp. butter with an electric mixer.
  2. Once you have that mixed, add your vanilla extract and heavy cream.
  3. Last, mix everything together until it is all combined and smooth.

To ice my cupcakes, I just fill a zip-loc bag with icing,
and then do a little swirly motion on top of my cupcakes.

If you like cupcakes, and you like peanut butter, then you just must try this icing next time you bake!

I hosted my BFF's baby shower last year, and ofcourse, I had to make this icing!
Here it is in all of it's peanut buttery, sunshiny glory.

And here is my sweet Raven and I taking a typical baby shower picture.

If you try out this recipe, please let me know how it turns out for you!
It is inevitably scrumptious!


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