Peaches 'n Cream Cupcakes - Guest Post from Java Cupcake
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Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
For the fresh Peach Cupcakes:
  • 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 *see below
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
For the Fresh Peach Puree & Filling:
  • 3 cups sliced fresh white peaches
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp all-spice
For the Peaches n’ Cream Frosting:
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp fresh peach puree, strained
  • 6oz cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1lb powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
For Assembly:
  • Wilton Harvest Peach Food Coloring Gel
  • Wilton 1M piping tip & disposable bag
Instructions
Fresh Peach Puree & Filling:
  1. Mix everything together and sit out on the counter, uncovered for 20 minutes.
  2. Reserve 1 cup for the cupcake filling.
  3. Place the rest in the blender and blend until smooth. This will be used in the frosting.
Fresh Peach Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the peach puree, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. In three parts, add the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Add the vinegar and mix until incorporated. DO NOT OVER MIX.
  6. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with batter.
  7. Bake for 17-19 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan for 2-3 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Peaches n’ Cream Frosting:
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter & cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add the strained peach puree and beat until combined.
  3. Mix in the powdered sugar until smooth.
  4. Add the salt and the vanilla extract.
  5. Add a drop of Harvest Peach food coloring gel to tint slightly orange.
  6. Beat on medium-high speed until incorporated.
  7. Switch to the whisk attachment and whip until doubles in size. Stop as soon as it doubles or it will collapse.
  8. If the mixture is very soft, chill for 20 minutes before frosting.
Assembly:
  1. Core the center out of each cupcake.
  2. Fill with diced peaches.
  3. Using a Wilton 1M tip, pipe swirls of frosting onto each cupcake.
  4. Top with pink sugar pearls.
Recipe by Total Noms at http://totalnoms.com/2013/10/peaches-n-cream-cupcakes-guest-post-java-cupcake/