After that horrific experience we were very cautious when it came to Ina's recipes. But one day I was watching the food network and watched Ina make homemade chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. It looked amazing! So I made a chocolate cake (cake mix) and made this frosting recipe for our Dad's bday and it was delish!
Kathleen's Peanut Butter 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.
I was not opposed to making my own cake but I read once that there is no noticeable difference between a homemade cake batter and a store bought one, so I just opted for store bought.
I toped my cake with chocolate chips as opposed to chopped peanuts as suggested by Ina. This recipe is delicious and not too sweet.