My Peanut Butter Buttercream
Adapted from Kathleen's Peanut Butter Icing
2.5 cups icing sugar, sifted
2 cups creamy peanut butter (sorry, natural will not work)
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup whipping cream
Beat all together in stand mixer for 4-5 minutes or until light and fluffy. If not using stand mixer, use hand mixer, but I'd let it do a minute or so longer. It is a softer buttercream, so depending on how you are going to use it, you may wish to add a bit more icing sugar during the process.
This makes a huge batch of frosting, and you will have enough to generously cover two 9" layers but also enough left over for another 8" cake or a dozen cupcakes at least. Of course, it's also a great dip for anything chocolate, mwahahaha. Evil.