Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting and Cake Decorating Fun

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting is the perfect topping or Filling for my new Cake Decorating Kit.

Anyone who reads my blog knows how much I love peanut butter.  I might as well just dive into the container (if it were big enoughwink )  I will use peanut butter in pretty much anything, at least to try it just once.  It’s perfect for desserts, of course, and this recipe for peanut butter cream cheese frosting is no exception.  And since, I just received a cake decorating kit from one of my sponsors, Ramini Brands, I thought this frosting would be the best way to try it out.

Pdeanut butter cream cheese frosting

The frosting is rich and delicious with a delightful tang that comes from the cream cheese.  I tried to lighten up the frosting recipe by using 1/3 less fat cream cheese and Jif low fat peanut butter.  After all, even though I love sweets, I still need to watch my weight (so I can fit in that jar of peanut butter! smiley)

The frosting is super easy to make.  Just dump it all in a stand mixer and mix away.   It took me all of about 2 minutes to make this batch.  The texture is thick and peaks well too.

peasnut butter cream cheese frosting

It’s perfect for any cake or cupcake as a frosting, and even works well as a filling for sandwich cookies like these jumbo peanut butter sandwich cookies:

peanut butter sandwich cookies from recipesjust4u.com

The frosting keeps well too.  If you don’t use it all, just store in an air tight jar in the fridge. It will keep for several weeks.

Doesn’t it look scrumptious?

Peanut butter cream cheese frosting.

And now on to my decorating fun.  This is the kit that I received from my sponsor:

cake decorating kitThe kit comes with a pump applicator, 6 tips and 31 nozzles.  To decorate, you add your frosting to the tube, add a nozzle or a tip and then push the plunger.  The thickness of the icing is important.  I tried it first on a thicker icing but it made it very hard to use. But this frosting is a bit thinner than I normally make it and was a good consistency.

I frosted some peanut butter cookies first with chocolate frosting and then experimented with a tip and a couple of nozzles to get a few different looks.

Here are my three cookies:

decorated cookies

Not too bad for a first attempt.  The tips are kind of big and I normally like a finer look to my finished product but kids would just love to decorate with these.  Great for a beginning decorator. What I am really looking forward to is using the kit for shepherd’s pie topping and devilled eggs. Those consistencies would work really well in this.

four stars Overall, I give the kit four stars. 

 

See the decorating kit on Amazon.  (affiliate link)  If you use the code CakeDK05 on Amazon, this code will give you a $5 discount on the cake decorating kit.

Visit the manufacturer’s website.

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Low Fat Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup Confectioners Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, beat the reduced fat cream cheese, peanut butter and honey with in a stand mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat just until smooth.
  2. Just as a frosting with any cake or cupcake, or as a filling between cookies to make sandwich cookies
 

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