Peach Cupcakes with Peach Buttercream

I really love planning a party!  I can find any excuse necessary to create a menu, pull out decorations, and make everything on my table match.  Don’t believe me?  Just last night I spent at least an hour considering throwing a FRIENDS party.  It’s only my all-time favorite tv show ever!

There is no good reason to throw a FRIENDS party.

There is no tv reunion happening.

The show has been in reruns for over a decade.

But I have friends!  And they’re great!  And I can’t think of any better reason to make Phoebe’s chocolate chip cookies, or Rachel’s Thanksgiving trifle (minus the beef sauteed with peas and onions).

But I digress…

I started planning Ivy’s first birthday party when she was 6 months old.  I couldn’t wait to throw her the sweetest, most beautiful, peachy party!  I spent months on Pinterest finding every peach idea possible and pinning every cute first birthday party photo idea I could find.  It was so much fun and worth every minute hour I spent. 🙂

I finally settled on these delicious peach cupcakes with peach buttercream, and I couldn’t have been more pleased!

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Is it too early to start planning for her second birthday party? 😉


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Peach Cupcakes with Peach Buttercream

(www.cathlincooks.blogspot.com)

Cupcakes
2-2 ½ cups unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup sugar
1 cup fresh peach puree
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons vinegar

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

Cake
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin, or lightly grease and flour a 9-inch round or 8-inch square cake pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar into a bowl. In a measuring cup, mix together the peach puree, oil and vanilla. Add the peach mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk together until combined. At this point, you may want to add some yellow and food colouring to achieve a peachier colour. When the batter is smooth, add the vinegar and stir quickly. The batter will foam slightly where the baking soda and vinegar are reacting. Stir just until the vinegar is evenly distributed throughout the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 20 minutes if making cupcakes, or 25 to 30 minutes it making cake. Allow to cool before glazing or frosting.

Peach Buttercream
Whip the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat until well combined. Add peach puree and vanilla and beat again until smooth. You may want to add some yellow and red food colouring to achieve a peachier colour.
Can be piped or spread onto cakes.

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8 thoughts on “Peach Cupcakes with Peach Buttercream

  1. sharon says:

    Water is listed in ingredients but not in directions. I assume it get missed with oil, puree, and vanilla become adding to dry mix?

  2. Heather says:

    I’m in the middle of making this right now. Sound amazing! One problem… You list water as an ingredient but never mention where to put it in the cake. I don’t bake much so just leaving it out. Hope it works without it. It would be fantastic if you could email me back with where it is supposed to go. Thanks for the great recipes 🙂

  3. N says:

    Hi, I tried making these last night and they turned out really bad 😦 What I noticed is that you have 2/3 c water in the ingredients, but no where in the directions mentions where to put it in. I added it at the end, but still, the cupcakes were super weighted and stuck to the papers. I think something was missing. Just wanted to mention it in case others wanted to make them.
    Thanks.
    N

  4. sweetannieskitchens says:

    What a great question about the water! I’m not totally sure. As I noted below the recipe title, it’s not my recipe. I found it online and noted my source. I went back to her recipe and read through some of the comments and they were confused about the same thing, without an answer. I wish I remember if I had added it in or not, but I can’t! My guess is that you add the water in with the liquid ingredients, otherwise your cake will come out rather dense. If I make them again in the future I’ll make note and post here. Sorry for any confusion!

  5. jpawz1611 says:

    If you read under the photos on the original source recipe, she says she added water to the peach puree to thin it out a bit because it was so thick…maybe that’s where the water comes in?

  6. bluewarbler says:

    Looking at the other recipe, the peach puree is strained, and she added the water to thin the puree. So the water should be on an as-needed basis. My daughter is trying this recipe, and I hope it works out!

  7. Wendy says:

    I thought It weird no eggs, thought I had read recipe wrong. They turned out dry and doughy and could not taste the peach

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