The other day I happened upon the most delicious peaches. I could have just enjoyed they like any normal person as a healthy snack, but being me my first instinct was to come up with something to bake them into! So today I'm sharing what I came up with: peaches and cream cupcakes. If you want to know how I made them, then just keep reading!
First, I started with the peach filing that would be going inside of the cupcakes. Here's what you'll need:
-1/4 cup butter (1/2 of a stick)
-1/4 cup dark brown sugar
-1 teaspoons cinnamon
-5-6 large peaches, peeled and diced
-2 teaspoons corn starch
Now, here's what to do (pictures of the process are down below):
For the cupcakes I used my classic vanilla cake recipe, with a few adjustments. I subbed out half of the white sugar for dark brown sugar, added a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and added 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. I did this out of personal preference and for the sake of experimentation, but it did turn out exceptionally delicious so I suggest you do the same to your favorite vanilla cake for this particular recipe.
Once your cupcakes and filing have both cooled, it's time for them to meet! I used a small spoon to scoop out and make a small well in the middle of the cupcake, and then filled it with the peach filing. Once I was done with that I topped them with a rich cream cheese buttercream, and the result was a match made in heaven! If you're not one for cream cheese frosting then a classic vanilla buttercream would work as well, but I recommend the cream cheese as it adds a richer, creamier touch to the overall cupcake. These cupcakes are so much more than "just peachy"!