If you’re someone with a sweet tooth, always on the lookout for that perfect frosting to make your desserts shine, you’re in for a treat. Introducing our Peanut Butter Honey Cinnamon Frosting – it’s not just a frosting; it’s a flavor party waiting to burst.
This delightful fusion brings together the nutty depth of peanut butter, the pure sweetness of honey, a touch of cozy warmth from cinnamon, and the rich creaminess of cream cheese. The result? A frosting that’s not only a breeze to whip up but also downright delicious. After one taste of this great recipe, you’ll have a new favorite frosting to use on all kinds of desserts the whole family will love!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS PEANUT BUTTER HONEY CINNAMON FROSTING
- Creamy and Dreamy: This frosting is the epitome of creaminess. The combination of peanut butter, cream cheese, and a touch of milk makes it lusciously smooth. It spreads like a dream and makes every bite of your dessert an indulgent experience.
- Sweet and Salty: The sweet notes from honey and powdered sugar harmonize perfectly with the savory undertones of peanut butter. It’s a delightful dance of flavors that keeps your taste buds intrigued with every bite.
- Perfect for Recipes: Whether you’re frosting a cake, cupcakes, cookies or simply using it as a dip for fruit, this versatile frosting complements a wide range of dessert recipes. Its balance of flavors pairs wonderfully with chocolate, vanilla, banana, or carrot cakes.
- Customizable Sweetness: The amount of powdered sugar can be adjusted based on your preference for sweetness. You have control over how sweet or slightly less sweet you’d like your frosting to be.
- No-Bake Perfection: This frosting doesn’t require any baking; just a bit of mixing and voilà! It’s ready to take your desserts to the next level without the need for an oven.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER HONEY CINNAMON FROSTING
- Measuring cups/spoons
- Mixing Bowls
- KitchenAid Standing Mixer or Hand Mixer
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER HONEY CINNAMON FROSTING
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Cream Cheese, room temperature
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Unsalted Butter, room temperature
HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER HONEY CINNAMON FROSTING
Step 1: Add the peanut butter, cinnamon, cream cheese, vanilla, honey, and milk to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. You can also use a hand mixer if that’s all you have.
Step 2: Beat of medium speed until smooth. You want the flavors to meld seamlessly, creating a creamy canvas for your desserts.
Step 3: Add in the powdered sugar. Mix it in by adding 1 cup at a time. Depending on the brand of peanut butter you use, you may need more powdered sugar to achieve the desired consistency. You’re looking for a firm frosting that’s perfect for adorning your favorite treats.
That’s it! You’ve got a Peanut Butter Frosting for elevating your desserts to new heights.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I use this frosting for banana cupcakes?
Absolutely! This frosting pairs wonderfully with banana cupcakes, adding a rich and creamy contrast to the moist banana cake. It’s a match made in dessert heaven.
How should I store this frosting if I have leftovers?
If you happen to have any leftovers (which is a rarity with this frosting!), store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Just give it a quick whip before using it again to restore its creamy texture.
Can I use natural peanut butter for this recipe?
Yes, you can use natural peanut butter. However, the consistency might vary slightly based on the brand and type of natural peanut butter you use. Adjust the powdered sugar accordingly to achieve the desired frosting texture.
What desserts go best with this frosting?
This frosting pairs beautifully with a variety of desserts, including chocolate cake, banana bread, carrot cake, birthday cakes, spice cake, and even cinnamon rolls. Its sweet and salty notes make it a versatile addition to your favorite sweet treats.
Peanut Butter Honey Cinnamon Frosting
- Measuring cups/spoons
- mixing bowls
- KitchenAid or Hand Mixer
- 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
- 8 oz cream cheese room temp
- 4-5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup butter room temp
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Add the peanut butter, cinnamon, cream cheese, vanilla, honey, and
- milk to a large mixing bowl.
- Mix until smooth.
- Mix in the powdered sugar by 1 cup at a time.
- Depending on the brand of peanut butter you may need more powdered sugar to make it firm enough to frost a cake.
Indulgent, versatile, and utterly delicious, this Peanut Butter Honey Cinnamon Frosting is the answer to your dessert dreams. It’s got the right amount of sweetness and saltiness, offering a creamy, smooth texture that enhances everything it touches.
Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just looking to elevate your homemade treats, this frosting is a game-changer. Its customizability, no-bake nature, and the delightful dance of flavors make it a top choice for dessert enthusiasts.