Peach Cupcakes with Peach Buttercream

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    Happy Sunday to you!  It’s been a chilly and rainy one here.  So I had to make my own sunshine.  And peach cupcakes with peach buttercream frosting.  That’s sort of the same thing, right?  The cakes are light, fluffy and moist with little bits of peach all through them.   The buttercream is pretty amazing.  I do love me some buttercream frosting.  

The recipe was adapted from here.   

                                                                  Peach cupcakes with Peach Buttercream

Cupcakes (makes 9):

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

3/8 cup sugar

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 cup peach puree (I used Great Value canned peach slices in juice from WalMart, juice reserved)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp. vanilla

1/3 cup reserved peach juice

1 Tbs. vinegar

Buttercream:

1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature 

2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

pinch of salt

1/4 cup peach puree

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 Tbs. heavy whipping cream

2 drops red food coloring

1 drop yellow food coloring

Cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.  Drain the juice from the peach slices and reserve. Place peach slices in a small mixing bowl and purée with a hand blender.  In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients-flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.  Add the wet  ingredients except the vinegar. Whisk until combined. Add the vinegar (it will be slightly foamy) and whisk until smooth.  Scoop into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden on top and cake springs back when touched. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cook completely on a wire rack. 

Frosting:

Cream butter in a medium sized bowl with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes or until pale yellow and fluffy. Sift powdered sugar and salt into the butter. Mix on low speed for a minute or two. Increase speed to medium and mix for another 2-3 minutes to thoroughly combine. Add the vanilla, peach purée, heavy cream and food colorings. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!

Wishing you love, laughter and cake,

Glenda

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About glendaclark

Hi there! My name is Glenda and I love food. Cooking and baking are my creative outlets. You'll find me in the kitchen laughing, singing, dancing and cooking or baking. I'm wife to my green eyed Irish guy, mother of four and grandmother of four. These are the chronicles of life as Glenda, the good witch of cake. Warning: may contain cartoon moments, butter and sugar.

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