This entry was posted in Cupcakes and tagged Cream Cheese, Frosting, Icing, Peach, Recipe, Vanilla on August 30, 2012.
I'd like to tell you a funny story or wax poetic about sunsets, but honestly I just don't have the time. You were probably going to skip all the words and go straight to the pretty pictures anyway.
So, much like a ninja with a smoke bomb, here are some yummy pictures of cupcakes to distract you while I make my swift exit.
Peaches and Cream (Cheese) Cupcakes Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes.
Source: My imagination.
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 1/2 cup flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 peaches, diced and pureed 1/4 cup oil 1 peach, diced
1 250g pkg cream cheese, room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 peach, peeled, diced and pureed 3 – 4 cup powdered sugar, sifted A few drops red food colouring
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the center. Line 2 muffin tins with baking cups and set them aside.
In a large bowl an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs one at a time, mixing until each is incorporated then add the vanilla.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt then add it in thirds alternating between the peach puree and oil. Lastly fold in the diced peach.
Divide the batter between the prepared muffin tins then bake them for 20 – 25 minutes until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer them to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting, in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and vanilla until it's light and fluffy. Mix in the peach puree until it's incorporated well. Add the powdered sugar and mix until it's smooth and your desired consistency. Add a few drops of red food colouring if you want soft pink tinted frosting. Refrigerate the icing at least 30 minutes before frosting to stiffen it.
Fill a large pastry bag fitted with a large star tip with the Cream Cheese Frosting and pipe a generous helping onto each cupcake. To make a rose design, start piping from the center of the cupcake and spiral outward. Enjoy!