White Peach Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting

by Amy Stafford on September 18, 2012

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These White Peach Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting are a sweet, mouthful of summer.  Peaches remind everyone of summer and the brown sugar that is both in the cupcake and frosting just highlights the delicious Peach flavor.  You can use regular peaches as well.

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I have to tell you these are the some of the best cupcakes I have ever made.  I think its the icing that allows me to make this statement, but the cake part is perfectly flavored and moist, so its not a chump.

I promise you, you will be quite happy if you whip up a batch.   Jim and I went out to dinner on Saturday and there was a delay in us getting our order so our waiter wanted to buy us dessert, I declined.  Why?  As I told Jim I have the best cupcakes waiting at home for me.

The beautiful white peaches I found at the store are what inspired me.  I brought them home and wanted to make something sweet.  You can substitute with regular peaches, the white are just a bit more flavorful. See note below.

I had been a good girl all week, working out and eating well and I wanted to indulge.  These cupcakes are an indulgence with the sweetness of summer.   I sent several boxes out into the world to share the love and prevent me from indulging too much.

Note: White-fleshed peaches are lower in acid and taste sweet whether firm or soft.  I think because of the floral sweetness of the white peaches helped make these a little special.  However, yellow peaches will work just as well.

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White Peach Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients

Cupcake:
  • • 1½ cups cake flour
  • • ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • • ¾ teaspoons baking soda
  • • ½ teaspoon salt
  • • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • • ⅓ light brown sugar, packed
  • • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • • ¾ cup full-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup of diced fresh peaches (this took 2 small peaches) , skinned, pitted and cut into ½” dice

Frosting:
  • • 1¼ cups light brown sugar
  • • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • • 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions

Cupcake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugars together, beating until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl between each addition, and then the vanilla.
  4. Gently mix in the buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt. Stir in the dry ingredients and fold in the peach chunks.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cupcake liners.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center of cupcakes comes out clean.
  7. Let cupcakes cool on rack

Frosting:
  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  2. Add the sugar-cornstarch mixture and vanilla, beat until frosting is smooth and light. Make sure there are no brown sugar clumps left.
  3. Chill the bowl in the refrigerator until it thickens back up a bit, about 30 minutes, then spread or dollop on cooled cupcakes.

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Sinead September 18, 2012 at 7:21 am

These look so gorgeous! Great combination of ingredients :-)

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AmySue September 19, 2012 at 7:13 am

Thank you, they are or should I say were….

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Liz September 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Thanks for the gift of cupcakes! Deb says the icing may be the best she’s ever eaten. Let me tell you…I don’t use the word “delicate” loosely, but it’s the only word I can find to describe my feelings about this cupcake. Even the wrapper is awesome. Thank you, AmySue.

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AmySue September 19, 2012 at 7:14 am

You are welcome Liz, glad you liked!

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staceyweichert September 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Looks delicious, and thank you for visiting my little blog! Stacey

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AmySue September 19, 2012 at 7:14 am

Your welcome, I loved it!

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Jen October 2, 2012 at 5:39 am

I spotted you over at A Lot on Your Plate, and these cupcakes look scrumptious! :) Your peaches are peeled so perfectly!

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amy October 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

Jen, Thank you, those cupcakes are glorious! I stopped over at your site, love it!

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Laura Dembowski October 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Those look great! I love all kinds of peaches but agree that there’s something special about white peaches and their delicate flavor.

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amy October 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

White Peaches are so delicious! I love everything about peaches, but those white ones are my favorite.

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