Fresh Peach Cupcakes

So I am a big fan of anything peach. And this time of year, I cannot get enough! SO I decided to try out a fresh peach cupcake. I fell in love very quickly with the smooth peach buttercream. The cupcakes were ok, but if I could do it again I would add more peach! The cupcakes just didn’t have the flavor I had hoped for, and maybe that was because my peaches weren’t flavorful enough. Who knows. Anyways, after learning from my mistakes, this is my recipe for peach cupcakes.

Peach Cupcakes
Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups fresh peach puree
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin
  2. Start by making the peach puree, simply dice up some fresh peaches, add to a blender, blend and then strain!  You can use water here to thin the puree out. You may not need to. Depends on how juicy the peaches are to start with.   photo
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar into a bowl. image_1
  4. In a measuring cup, mix together the peach puree, oil and vanilla. image
  5. Add the peach mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk together until combined.
  6. When the batter is smooth, add the vinegar and stir quickly.The batter will foam slightly where the baking soda and vinegar are reacting.
  7. Stir just until the vinegar is evenly distributed throughout the batter. image_2
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 20 minutes if making cupcakesimage_3

Peach Buttercream
Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ¼ cup peach puree
  • Vanilla, to taste

Directions:

  1. Whip the butter until light and fluffy. Make sure the butter is room temperature. If it is not, as soon as you add the peach puree it will separate!
  2. Add the sugar and beat until well combined. image_4
  3. Add peach puree and vanilla and beat again until smooth. image_5
  4. You may want to add some yellow and red food coloring to achieve a peachier color. I didn’t need to, but based on the peaches you might. image_6
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