Introduction: Peach Cupcakes With Peach Cream Cheese Frosting

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Makes 24 cupcakes

The perfect thing to eat with your fingers, and perfectly summery.

Step 1: Peach Cupcake - Ingredients

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1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 ⅔  cups all-purpose flour
2 ½  teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1.75 oz (49 grams) freeze dried peaches, pulverized in a mini food processor
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup pureed fresh peach
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Step 2: Peach Cupcake - Method

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with liners.

Mix together flour,  baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.  In a large measuring cup or bowl, mix together buttermilk, peach puree and vanilla extract.  Set aside until needed.


Step 3: Peach Cupcake - Method

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Using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar in a mixing bowl until pale, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in pulverized peaches.

Mix in flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two batches of buttermilk mixture. Mix until just combined, scraping down bowl as needed. (I like to mix the last bit by hand using a spatula to make sure I get all the stuff at the bottom.) Scoop batter into cupcake tins.

Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 21 to 24 minutes.  Allow cupcakes to cool in tins for 10 minutes, and then remove cupcakes and place them on a cooling rack.

Step 4: Peach Cream Cheese Frosting - Ingredients

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Makes enough to frost 24 cupcakes
Ingredients
1 cup of butter, softened
8 oz of cream cheese, softened
1.75 oz (49grams) freeze dried peaches (Target has Archer Farms brand), pulverized in a mini food processor
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-5 cups of confectioners sugar

Step 5: Peach Cream Cheese Frosting - Method

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In a large mixing bowl, mix butter until it is softened and uniform. Add cream cheese and beat together until it is uniform. Add vanilla extract and mix.  Add pulverized peaches and mix.   Add 3 cups of sugar to the mixture and mix. Add more sugar if necessary.  Mix again until mixture is creamy and spreadable. Add more sugar if necessary, otherwise prepare to frost cake.

Step 6: Assembly

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Using either a piping bag or a spatula, frost each cupcake with a liberal amount of frosting.  The cupcakes pictured here were frosted using a 2D tip and a piping bag.  Start in the middle and swirl outward, holding piping tip perpendicular to the cupcake.

Garnish with slices of fresh peach for an extra elegant look.

Comments

AmandaC14 (author)2015-08-02

I had to make these twice, but they were somewhat better the second time around. The biggest issue was that they were flat and spread out too much.

1. I think the measurement for the flour is off and is a computer error. Use closer to 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cups.

2. do not pulverize the peaches ahead of time. They congeal and are unusable.

People seemed to like them

Mnorris0330 (author)2015-07-14

I made these. They didn't rise well. Flavor was great though. Is it more than 2 cups of flour?

FrannieM (author)2015-03-19

Questions about the cupcake part:

1) Has anyone made these with almond flour or coconut flour, and how did they turn out?

2) Since it's not easy to find good fresh peaches right now, can I use frozen peaches to puree for the cake?

Thanks!

Laceyloo08 (author)2012-06-05

Can you use fresh peaches?

weekofmenus (author)Laceyloo082012-06-05

In the frosting, probably not. You could try fresh peach purée but you won't get that same flavor.

The cake has some room for fresh peaches. Try reducing buttermilk and add the equivalent Of peach purée

Laceyloo08 (author)weekofmenus2012-06-05

Great! Thank you so much! I can't wait to try them!!

mygibzone (author)2012-04-09

I love peaches! Plus these are just beautiful too!

garnishrecipes (author)2012-04-07

Those are gorgeous!

Reed_Sky_Born (author)2012-04-05

i dunno if this is wierd i used apple but its nice and it autually works
i used peach aswell and i would hve to say peaach taste more nice(:

straycatmeow (author)2012-04-02

My mom LOVES peaches, when summer comes round and my peach tree bares fruit- I will be making these for her. Thanks for posting this. Nice presentation picture.

jessyratfink (author)2012-04-02

Those are beautiful! I love that you put peaches in both the frosting and the cupcakes, too. :D

weekofmenus (author)jessyratfink2012-04-02

thanks Jessy! Just can't wait for the summer.

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