Monday, November 3, 2008

Old Fashioned Boiled Peanut Butter Icing

Boiled icings are a southern favorite and this peanut butter one is no exception. It pairs as well with a yellow cake as it does with a chocolate cake and even works to ice brownies.

Old Fashioned Boiled Peanut Butter Icing

I just love the old fashioned boiled icings because they are so different from the usual buttercream or cream cheese icing.

This paired with a basic 1-2-3-4 yellow cake is how I most often make it, but it's also great spread over a pan of homemade brownies, or on a chocolate Texas Sheet Cake, and you got a really great dessert for any day of the week.

Recipe: Old Fashioned Boiled Peanut Butter Icing

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Cook/Prep time: 15 min | Yield: Enough for a 9 x 13" pan

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons of whole milk
  • 1 (1 pound) package of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup overflowing of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Heat butter and milk together on stovetop. Bring to a boil in a heavy saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add in the peanut butter and powdered sugar stirring in well. Return to the stovetop and continue heating, stirring constantly until the mixtures is smooth and glossy. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla and pour immediately as evenly as possible all over the top of the hot cake. This will set quickly so push the icing into the corners and over missed spots very carefully and quickly. Let the cake cool.

Note: I use Jif brand peanut butter. Try this with an old fashioned 1-2-3-4 basic yellow cake!


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