Honey Peach Cream Cheese Cupcakes


Honey Peach Cream Cheese Cupcakes

These Honey Peach Cream Cheese Cupcakes combine the sweetness of ripe peaches with the richness of cream cheese for a delightful and unique dessert. Perfect for summer gatherings or any occasion where you want to impress with a sweet treat.

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh peaches (about 2 medium peaches)
  • 2 tbsp honey

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Fresh peach slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat and Prepare:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  1. Make the Cupcake Batter:
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract and sour cream until well combined.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined.
  • Gently fold in the chopped peaches and honey.
  1. Bake the Cupcakes:
  • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter together until smooth and creamy.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract and honey until fully incorporated and the frosting is smooth.
  1. Frost the Cupcakes:
  • Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, use a piping bag or a spatula to frost the cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting.
  • Garnish each cupcake with a fresh peach slice.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Enjoy these delicious Honey Peach Cream Cheese Cupcakes with friends and family!

These cupcakes are sure to be a hit with their moist texture and the delightful combination of honey, peaches, and creamy frosting. Enjoy!

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