That being said, when I was running low on peanut butter, it was a natural substitute for the frosting! Not having to run to the store at 9:30 at night? Awesome. Discovering Peanut Butter Nutella Buttercream? Even better!
This delectable frosting topped some dark chocolate cupcakes and I garnished it with a mini peanut butter cup.
Peanut Butter Nutella Buttercream
adapted from Wilton
1/3 cup butter (softened)
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup Nutella
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
4-6 tbsp milk or heavy cream
Add butter and shortening to bowl of stand mixer and cream until smooth and fluffy. Next, add the peanut butter, nutella, and vanilla, and mix until well combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl down and mix again. Add the powdered sugar slowly, about a cup at a time; the icing will look very dry. Begin adding the milk/cream 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached, then beat until light and fluffy.