Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Peachy Keen

It's peach season and 
there's nothing better than the 
smell of a ripe peach and then the juice
drizzling down your chin.

I've collected a lot of peach recipes over the years.
My all time favorite recipe is peach beehives, 
I'll share it with you later when my
Florida daughter comes to visit next week.
It's one of her favorites.

In the meantime,
Elizabeth and I needed to make cupcakes
and the flavor of the month
has to be Peaches and Cream.

We decided to use one of our
favorite sour cream and vanilla cupcake recipe
and doctor it up with some peach puree.

The buttercream frosting became Peachy Keen
with some peach preserves added along with
a couple of drops of red and yellow food coloring
to enhance the color.

Peaches and Cream Cupcakes
Makes 1 dozen

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup peach puree ( I added a dash of lemon juice
to keep the peaches from turning brown.)

Preheat the oven 350 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.

Beat eggs and sugar until light and creamy
Add butter and vanilla and beat on low speed for about  
one minute until well blended.

Add the dry ingredients on low speed until just blended.

Add the sour cream and beat until smooth

Finally, add the peach puree.  Mix.

Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
Bake about 20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean, cool on 
a rack for about 5 minutes and remove from the pan and cool
completely before frosting.

Peach and Cream Buttercream

11/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
3 cups or more confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup peach perserves
1 Tbs vanilla
2 Tbs of heavy cream

Whip the butter until light and fluffy.

Add the confectioners' sugar and beat until combined.

Add peach preserves and vanilla and beat until smooth.

You can add a drop or two of red and yellow food coloring to make
it a peachy color.

Add the 2 Tbs of heavy cream, mix enough to combine and then
increase the speed mixing for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy.


Great Cupcakes,
Happy Co-workers

Until Next Time-


  1. I was just thinking of peach beehives!! Mmmmm

  2. this looks delicious. Have to say, I've been disappointed in the peaches this year. I'll try the farmers market and keep my fingers crossed.
    I'd love to try this recipe.