La Bella Vita. Peaches are in season and I rarely take the time to make something with them. I usually just eat them out of hand. I made this for another birthday at the office! I am taking these peach cupcakes and some chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate glaze. I have posted the recipe for cream cheese frosting here. The fresh peach cupcakes were a huge hit. My chocolate cupcakes were so-so.
Peach Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes 18 mini cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp grated orange zest
3/4 cup milk
2 peaches, pitted and thinly sliced and cut into thirds
1. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.
2. In a large bowl, using an stand mixer, beat together sugar and butter until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and orange zest, beating well. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk, making three additions of flour mixture and two of milk, beating until smooth. Fold in peaches or nectarines.
Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.