Thursday, October 20, 2011

Peanut butter heaven [icing]

I decided to make peanut butter chocolate cupcakes for a friend of mine this week, and while googling Peanut Butter Icing I stumbled across something glorious. Ina Garten's Peanut Butter Icing.

From this point forward to be called Peanut Butter Heaven.

Seriously. Who doesn't love peanut butter.

And since I have made this icing twice this week (yep you heard me),  I ended up with an empty JIF container, and my lucky pup got to indulge in her own little peanut butter heaven.

That is pure puppy bliss on her face.

Some of the reactions that I got to peanut butter heaven were:

Hubby: "My god! I did not even make it out of the kitchen before I finished that cupcake."

Friend: "OMG."

Friend #2: "Is this icing just plain peanut butter?" Almost, friend #2, almost.

So here it is. I have tried it thus far on a) chocolate cupcakes, and b) chocolate chip brownies.

This will be a love at first bite thing for you.

Cross my heart.

Ina Garten's Peanut butter heaven [icing]

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
Place the confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.

"Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you." Psalm 51:12