Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fresh Peach Cupcakes



This recipe for peach cake is adapted from my popular banana cake recipe, which is always a hit and so easy to make. It was the perfect solution for my fresh Ontario peaches, which were leftover from making my summertime preserves. Moist and flavourful, the cupcakes are perfect on their own or simply dress them up with your favourite frosting. Mine went perfect with a dollop of my homemade peach preserves. 

Cake

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh peaches peeled and cut in chunks.
1/2 cup butter (soft)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup peach juice
2 eggs 
1 tsp vanilla
 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the muffin tins with paper baking cups or line the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan and grease with butter.
In a small bowl strain the peaches to remove excess moisture. Reserve 1/4 cup of the peach juice for the batter. Mash the peaches with a fork and set aside. .
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the mashed peaches, sugar, butter, the milk and peach juice. Beat the mixture on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the eggs, vanilla and beat for 1 minute. 
Pour into 24 lined muffin tins or a greased 9 inch pan ( I also line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper). Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes for the cupcakes and 40 minutes for the cake form.  Both are done when a toothpick or knife is inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes or cake before icing.
 

Frosting suggestion:

Chantilly Frosting
In a large bowl add, 2 cups of icing sugar, 1/4 cup soft butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and approximately 1/2 cup 35% cream. Beat with an electric mixer, adding more cream if necessary

13 comments:

  1. I've been eating these all week - they're the perfect hybrid between a muffin and cupcake. Not too sweet and just enough fruit in them to get away with eating them for breakfast. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Hi Julia,
      Sorry about the Costco quantity you had to deal with but happy to hear you enjoyed them. Mom

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  2. Nice Anna and they look so moist!! I wish I could use the juicy and sweet Italian peaches to prepare this lovely mini cake!!

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    1. Hi Rita,
      Sorry for being tardy in my response. Extra juicy peaches would affect the consistency of the batter. I guess you could always press some of the excess fruit juice before adding the peach chunks. Take care.

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  3. These sound lovely. I bet it's so nice to have the peachy top and then cakey underneath.

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    1. Thanks,the preserves are a nice change from traditional frosting.

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  4. Dear Anna,
    I am so glad I came upon your blog today! It's awesome! I was looking for a chicken pesto pasta recipe but then I couldn't stop looking into ALL your recipes, because they are all delicious and, much better, made with love, because you cook from your heart to your family and also to keep and honor a beautiful family tradition.
    I am a Brazilian living in Vancouver and I love food :) My best friend is Italian, and I love when she brings me fresh rosemary and basil from her mom's garden. Oh, and my dream is to one day live in Tuscany... Lol! Well, I wish all the best to you and please do not stop posting these beautiful and heart warming recipes. They made me want to cook with my mom, side by side, laughing together. Much love to you and your family!

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  5. Hi Gigi,
    Just when I'm deliberating whether to throw in the towel,I happen to fall upon your warm and wonderful comment. Thank you so much for your kind words which helped refuel my spirits. It's readers like you that make blogging so gratifying.

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  6. So perfect for the abundant Colorado peaches in our grocer's right now. I'm not giving up summer yet - and peaches = summer!

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  7. Hi Claudia,
    Thanks for dropping by...so nice to see a familiar face. Hope you are keeping well. Can't agree with you more,I too equate peaches with summer. Although Ontario peaches are no longer in season,I'm happy to have taken full advantage while they were available. We are still enjoying the preserves I made. Take care.

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  8. nice day :)
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    mimpikanlah hari esok,
    tetapi hiduplah untuk hari ini.
    bagi-bagi motivasinya yaah...

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