I had some peaches that were really getting ripe and peach cupcakes seemed like a great way to use them! So I made some cupcakes with chopped peaches in the batter and frosted them with cream cheese frosting. Then I topped each cupcake with a fresh peach slice.
These Peaches and Cream Cupcakes are nice and moist, and when you’re chopping the peaches for the batter, you don’t even have to peel them! Since I don’t get too excited about peeling anything, that’s a plus for me! The peaches and the cream cheese frosting make a great combination!
Peaches and Cream Cupcakes
PEACHES AND CREAM CUPCAKES by NancyC
Makes 14 to 16 cupcakes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups finely chopped peaches (at least 2 medium-sized peaches)
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan, and part of another muffin pan, with paper liners; set aside.
In a medium-size bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar for 1 minute until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract until blended.
Add the flour mixture to this sugar/egg mixture, mixing well. Fold in the finely-chopped peaches and stir until evenly distributed in batter. Fill cupcake liners almost 3/4 full.
Bake at 350˚F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 to 10 minutes, then remove cupcakes from pan and cool completely. While waiting for the cupcakes to cool, you can make the frosting—see recipe below!
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
4 ounces cream cheese, softened (half of an 8-ounce block)
1 Tablespoon Half & Half (light cream)
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 peaches, thinly sliced, for garnish
Blend softened cream cheese and Half & Half together; then add in the powdered sugar a cup at a time. Blend well. Put a large dollop of frosting on each cupcake and top with a fresh peach slice. If not serving right away, refrigerate cupcakes until ready to serve.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
Are you a fan of fresh peaches? What kind of recipes do you like to use them in?
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Nancy, what a pretty presentation and I know that they have to be delicious.
Thank you, Karen! 🙂
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Oh Nancy, don’t they look great! Such cute and yummy looking Cupcakes ^^ Definitely the perfect way to use those ripe peaches.
Thanks so much, Sarah! 🙂
We love peaches and your peaches and cream cupcakes will be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,499 and hope you have a great week!