This has been a week of celebrations. Last Wednesday marked the 60th wedding anniversary of a couple who were like grandparents to me. Thursday was Owen's birthday. Friday Mom and Dad's 39th anniversary. Sunday, Abilene and Hoyt came home from a week away. Monday, Orianna's birthday, as well as Cody's return home. And last night was a dear friend's 80th birthday. We have had a lot of cake and togetherness. I love cake and togetherness.
Speaking of cake. I like frosting. I also adore peanut butter. (In case you forgot that.) But I have never been a big fan of peanut butter frosting. There was always something... unappealing about it. Then Clover brought a three layered cake with peanut butter frosting and a chocolate ganache. The ganache did not pan out, but the frosting! Oh this frosting. It is luscious. Smooth and creamy and peanut buttery. Owen requested peanut butter frosting, for his birthday, and since Ashley was in Maine for a few days, I made a cake and this peanut butter frosting. Maybe Owen was expecting regular peanut butter frosting, but he got this one.
Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting
2 sticks butter, softened
1 and 1/2 cups cream cheese
1 (or 2) cup creamy peanut butter
5 cups confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
First thing you need to know is that this recipe makes enough frosting to frost a three layer cake. So a two layer cake will have a thick layer of frosting, As you can see. Secondly, why would anyone measure cream cheese in cups? I believe it was an 8 oz brick and 4 more oz. Thirdly, I thought the peanut butter was no where near pronounced enough when I was taste testing as I made it. So I just dumped some more in (another cup) and loved it. Fourthly, why would you not put vanilla in frosting? I dumped some of that in too. Fifthly, I am not a very good recipe follower.
Sixthly, it was good.
Oh yes, mix the butter, cream cheese, and peanut butter until smooth. Then add the confectioners sugar. Add in milk as needed to reach the desired consistency.
Slather it on.
Sing a happy song.