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Peach Melba Cupcakes

January 24, 2012

My teacher took a cupcake order from me a little while ago. He didn’t want Chocolate or Vanilla he wanted something unique, not something everyone would eat every day. He choose Peach cupcakes. What a different type of cupcake! I got too it and made these lovely delicious cupcakes.

Peach Melba Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/3 canned peaches
1/4 cup fresh or frozen ( thawed) raspberries + to decorate

1: Preheat oven to 350, Line muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
2: Combine the flour,baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
3: Beat the butter,sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until pale and creamy.
4: Add the eggs one at a time, beating until just blended after each addition.
5: With mixer on low speed add the mixed dry ingredients, alternating with the milk.
6: Stir the diced peach and raspberries in by hand.
7: Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, filling each one three-quarters full. Top each one with a peach slice and a raspberry. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and firm to touch.
Buttercream Icing
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
1 tsp clear vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk

1: In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.

While i was making the cupcakes i thought Hmm.. What else can go in these cupcakes? Peach Filling! I started making the filling on the stove and i thought it was going to turn out. And while i was whisking the ingredients it started bubbling. The bubbles went flying up and hit me in the face and burned me right under the eye and my nose. I couldn’t quit crying i ran put water on and my face was bubbling. I was freaking out. I thought I’m not going back to normal. Anyhow the filling never did turn out. But that doesn’t stop me from trying again. I do have a scar that will stay there till i have some creme to help it go away. All i can say is that is a True Baker! Burnt her face to make cupcakes for her teacher for the class. My new nickname is burned face!

I had some bad and good experiences making these cupcakes! But they were sure delicious!

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