Just Peachy Cupcakes & Peach Frosting

12 Aug

Just Peachy Cupcakes & Peach Frosting

For the Cupcakes, you will need:

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

For the Frosting, you will need:

1 can store-bought vanilla or white frosting
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup peach puree

 
First start with the cake~!
You’ll want to preheat your oven to 375°F. Then line a muffin pan with your choice of paper liners or lightly grease the pan.  In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.  in a smaller bowl, mix together the peach puree, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together until combined.  if you’re looking to add color, you should add a few drops pf food coloring at this point. When the batter is all smooth, then add the vinegar…stirring quickly just to simply mix in…don’t over-mix. The batter will foam slightly when the baking soda and vinegar react to each other.  Pour the batter into the liners in the pan and bake for 20 minutes.  If you wanted to make a cake, you could easily…just bake for 25-30 minutes.  Allow to cool before you frost it…unless you’re going for a glaze look & taste.

While that’s baking…move on to making the frosting~!
I tried several recipes for fresh puree frostings…none worked out.  Too lumpy…tasted good, looked awful.  I finally resorted to taking a can of store-bought vanilla frosting and mixing in the puree.  That made the frosting yummy, but lacking stick-ability.  So, to remedy the problem, I kept mixing in powdered or confectioner’s sugar until the consistency was what frosting should be.  It worked awesomely & tasted amazing.

peachy cupcakes

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