Peanut Butter Cup Frosting

This frosting is so so delicious.  I made this up, scooped up a large spoonful, walked through my house to find my husband.  As he saw me coming with a spoon I told him to close his eyes and open his mouth.  I had him taste this frosting ….he opened his eyes and they widened, he smiled largely swallowing than he blurted “Wow!  That tastes better than a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup”.    Yes!!!  I love making food, the person I love making it for the most is my husband, when he loves it I do a little victory dance.  If you like this frosting as much as my hubby and kids do than I’ll do another victory dance just for you too!! <3

I’ve had a couple of people tell me that when they’ve made this it’s been too runny, this NEVER happens when I make this recipes.  The only thing I can think is that they are using a different cocoa powder and Peanut flour which aren’t as absorbent as the brand I use.

Let me suggest a way around getting a runny outcome as opposed to a  nice thick frosting.  Only add the almond milk if needed after all ingredients have been added.  Add a TBSP at a time, and use your best judgement with how thick you want it to turn out. 🙂

This is still one of my favorite frosting to add to a cake, it always comes out exactly the way I want it to and the flavor is perfect for my tastes.  Like everything when using natural sweeteners personal tastes vary, so taste test to achieve your perfect sweetness level and flavor.

 

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Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Softened Butter

1 cup De-fatted Peanut Flour (buy here)

1/4 cup Cocoa Powder (buy here)

4 Tbsp Gentle Sweet Blend (buy here)-OR- 2 Tbsp Super Sweet Blend (buy here) (Tweak this to your preferred sweetness)

1/4 tsp Mineral Salts (buy here)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

3/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (some have found this not necessary to add, it really depends on your cocoa, and peanut flour, so mix all ingredients and use your judgement to add all or just some)

Recipe:

Place ingredients in a deep bowl and mix with beaters, scrap sides of bowl to insure frosting is thoroughly blended and fluffy.

This makes the perfect amount of frosting for my One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Cake, or on whatever suits your fancy.

 

With love,

Chrissy <3

Peanut Butter Cup Frosting

This Peanut Butter Cup Frosting makes the perfect amount of frosting for my One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Cake, or on whatever suits your fancy

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Ingredients

1/2 Cup Softened Butter

1 cup De-fatted Peanut Flour (buy here)

1/4 cup Cocoa Powder (buy here)

4 Tbsp Gentle Sweet Blend (buy here)-OR- 2 Tbsp Super Sweet Blend (buy here) (Tweak this to your preferred sweetness)

1/4 tsp Mineral Salts (buy here)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

3/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (some have found this not necessary to add, it really depends on your cocoa, and peanut flour, so mix all ingredients and use your judgement to add all or just some)

Instructions

  1. Place ingredients in a deep bowl and mix with beaters, scrap sides of bowl to insure frosting is thoroughly blended and fluffy.
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29 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cup Frosting

  1. I'm looking forward to trying this. I didn't care for the frosting on the THM cookbook zucchini cake. But this sounds like it will work for me. Thanks.
  2. Will this hold up as a chocolate frosting if I leave out the peanut flour? I am allergic.
    1. Oh I'm sorry to hear that. I'm not fully sure how it will hold up as omitting a cup worth of dry ingredients will change its consistency, but you could increase the cocoa powder.
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  3. Do you think it would work to use on-plan peanut butter instead of the butter and skip the peanut flour?
  4. 3/4 Cup of almond milk won't make it too runny? I just want to make sure I'm reading it right before I make it tomorrow!
  5. I just made and flavor is just absolutely wonderful but it came out thin...must've done something wrong...I didn't mix it in my big Bosch mixer...impossible it is to pay for this is my regular mixer...any advice?
    1. O my goodness I should have my glasses on when I leave a message because I did mix in my big mixer and I have no idea what impossible it is to pay has to do with it....I was just thinking I should've use my small hand mixer... Never trust especially when you don't have your glasses On to check
      1. Hi Brenda, I'm not sure why it would be thin... But you can always add some extra Peanut flour to thicken it up.
  6. Do you think it will work if I replace de-fatted peanut flour with almond flour? I have that in my pantry.
    1. Hmmmm I doubt that would work. You could just make the salted caramel whipped topping for it. http://chrissybenoitinlove.com/index.php/2016/05/25/salted-caramel-whipped-topping-thm-s/
  7. Thank you for this recipe!! Just made the frosting and it turned out perfectly delicious!! I'm not so patiently waiting for my chocolate zucchini cake to cool so I can frost it!!
  8. I made this with 1/4 c coconut oil instead of butter and it turned out perfect.

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