If you’re as big a fan of my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes as the Boulder High Freshman Baseball Team, you’ll love them topped with my luscious Peanut Butter Frosting. There’s nothing quite like the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. You could even call this grain-free treat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup style cupcake.
The best thing though, is that if you’re following a strict Paleo diet, or if you’re allergic to peanuts, you can easily make this Peanut Butter Frosting with [sunflower butter]. If you’re not in love with the flavor of sunbutter (I like it just fine) you can make this recipe with peanut butter (I made it that way for my husband who adores peanut butter, and doesn’t care as much for Sunbutter).
I’m going to ask my boys to make my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with this Peanut Butter Frosting recipe for me for Mother’s Day, along with my older son’s Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake recipe. Most likely, we’ll have a few of our neighbors over to partake in these healthy, yet decadent treats for a fun, yet quick and easy Mother’s Day tea.
Peanut Butter Frosting
- ½ cup sunbutter or creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup palm shortening
- ¼ cup honey
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla stevia
- ⅛ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- In a food processor combine sunflower (or peanut) butter and shortening
- Pulse in honey, stevia, and salt until fluffy
If you like this quick and easy Paleo, grain-free recipe, you may want to check out my Pinterest Board called Elana’s Paleo Recipes with 7 Ingredients or Less.
In another variation, I made this without stevia, so if you don’t like stevia, please know that I omitted this ingredient and although the frosting was not quite as sweet, it was still delicious. You may also want to try this Peanut Butter Frosting on my Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes –we did and it was every bit as delicious as on my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes.
Here are some of my other frosting recipes that you can mix and match with my Paleo cupcake recipes above:
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What’s your favorite frosting recipe? Leave a comment and let us know your favorite way to top a cupcake!
Thanks, Elana, for another great recipe! I made this today with the Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes, and what a winner! I really appreciate, as a mother of two boys with developmental delays, and a baby girl on the way, that your recipes are so simple and easy. As you know, making everything from scratch is a lot of work. Sometimes I bake two or three things a day, for various meals or snacks. I don’t have the time to deal with 15 ingredients or complicated recipes. You have a great gift for developing these easy, no-stress recipes, and I am grateful. Thank you!
Courtney, thanks for taking the time to comment when your life is so full and busy! It takes quite a lot of work to develop recipes with so few ingredients, but hearing that it makes other people’s lives easier makes it worth all that effort :-)
Has anyone tried this recipe with almond butter? If not, I’ll go first!
Jojo, thanks for your comment and keep us posted!