What You’ll Need:
1 cup(2 sticks) of unsalted butter,softened
2 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 large eggs
1.75 oz freeze dried peaches, pulverized in a food processor.
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup pureed fresh peach (Tip: You can add more, it is all up to how you want your cupcake to taste. Taste testing before they go in the oven is a must)
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Whipped Cream Frosting:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Let’s Get Baking:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Before you do anything the dried peaches need to be pulverized, so I would do that first. As well as the pureed peaches and then set them off to the side.
Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large measuring cup or bowl, mix together buttermilk, peach puree and vanilla extract. Set aside until needed.
With an electric mixer, beat together the butter and granulated sugar until pale. Mix in the pulverized peaches and the eggs one at a time. Make sure to mix well between each egg.
Then mix together the flour mixture in thirds alternating with the buttermilk mixture. Once all combined, put into the liners and bake for about 21 to 24 minutes.
For the Frosting: source
Place the clean bowl of an electric mixer, or a large mixing bowl, into the freezer for 10 minutes. Fit the electric mixer with the whipping attachment then add whipping cream and vanilla to the chilled bowl.
Beat the mixture on medium speed gradually adding the powdered sugar. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until whipped cream can hold it’s shape, but is not lumpy or about 2-3 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use.
When I first thought of this cupcake, I jokingly named it Princess “Rescue Me” Peach cupcakes. Her name is Peach, so an obvious choice was to do a peach cake. So that is what I did. The cream frosting is a simple whipped cream frosting. My mother and sister actually ripped the cupcake in half and dipped it in frosting.
My good friend is a big Princess Peach fan and I have been playing quite a bit of Mario Kart lately. I am going to be perfecting this one over the summer and with decorations. I will be posting a photo of the cake when I am finally happy with it.
I post a cupcake every other monday (new schedule) with a new character in mind. If you decide to make them, leave a comment. Leave a comment as well if you have any suggestion for a cupcake.