Yellow cupcakes with peach frosting

Posted on: June 10th, 2012 by admin 7 Comments

I usually don’t refer to cupcakes by their colour.  But I had one of these yellow cupcakes that Jessica made last week and it was one of the best cupcakes I have ever eaten!  Seriously.  So I made them too.  An awesome no-fail recipe I’d say.  Joy of baking really is good for some basic recipes.  These cupcakes are ‘yellow’ because of the extra egg yolks.  It also makes them particularly rich in flavour, but they are light and fluffy in texture.  Wonderful.

Peach frosting was something I thought would be nice and summery.  I really enjoy making icing with fresh fruit.  It gives a subtle colour and a nice delicate flavour.  I will let you know in the recipe where you can use another fruit or no fruit too.

  • 1 1/2 c (195 g) flour (all purpose)
  • 1 c (200 g) caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c (113 g) butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c sour cream or plain yogurt

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF) and line or grease a 12 hole cupcake tin.

In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

In another bowl beat the butter, eggs and vanilla until smooth, then mix in the sour cream gently.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until well incorporated, but don’t over mix.

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups until they are 3/4 full.  Then pop them into the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Or until pale gold and a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.  Let them cool on a wire rack and ice when cool.  These are tastiest the same or next day, but will last at room temperature for 4-5 days.

Here are the cute cupcakes that inspired me!  From Jessica.

Peach frosting

This icing is SO delicious.  I am so proud that I invented this – although it’s so basic I’m sure someone has previously also invented it!  I don’t love peaches to eat – which is weird I know.  But I do love them in pies, cobbler, cake etc…  This recipe is easy, tasty and a little unusual, which is a wonderful treat.

  • 1 1/2 c icing/confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 c butter, softened
  • 1/4 c peach juice (1 peach)

To make the peach juice, cut up one peach and place in a small saucepan on low heat.  Stir regularly until the peaches soften.  When they are soft, push the peach pieces through a sieve with the back of a spoon.  You should get about 1/4 c from one peach.

Mix all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.  If it’s too runny, add a little more icing sugar, too thick, add a little drop of milk.  Ice the cupcakes and enjoy!

Song for this recipe:

“Peaches (Vienna 88)” – Frank Zappa Peaches (Vienna 88) - The Frank Zappa Aaafnraaaaam Birthday Bundle

Frank Zappa was pretty awesome.  This album The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle is good fun.  It’s hard to explain Frank Zappa if you don’t know him.  He’s passed away now, but for a long time he wrote rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist.  He’s a wacky character, but I especially like this song right now.  It’s celebratory.  Which is perfect because it’s Kelly’s birthday.  My little sis.  I hope this is your happiest year yet Kel.  xo

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7 Responses

  1. It true, peach and mint frosting are some of the ideal frosting for this summer. I also like pina colada cupcake specially on this season.

  2. Emma says:

    Gorgeous flavours and such cute cupcake wrappers – yeah I really like Joy of Baking, they make a mean New York baked cheesecake.

    Peach icing is really inspired :)

  3. Peggy says:

    I like the pairing of the peach icing with the yellow cupcake! It sounds like a winner to me =)

  4. admin says:

    Thanks for visiting! The peaches did work super well – I recommend it!

  5. Alana D says:

    These look truly delicious!

  6. Joh S says:

    Perfect timing P and B! I’m wanting to practise making cupcakes pre RSPCA cupcake day fund-raiser. I’m organising a thing at work on the 20th of August but I don’t trust our oven so I’m going to trial these soon to make sure I can pull it off! fingers crossed. Thanks. x

  7. admin says:

    These are good too – real crowd pleasers!

    Wish we could come, we love the RSPCA!

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