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Peach cobbler cupcakes

2013 June 28
by Emily Hill

We were recently invited to participate in a Cupcake Wars-style play date, and as I’m always looking for an excuse to try out a new cupcake recipe, I accepted. The theme was “camping”…and fearing there would be at least one s’mores cupcake, I opted for peach cobbler cupcakes (hello, Dutch oven yumminess), another dish reminiscent of food cooked over (or under) hot coals.


Peach cobbler cupcakes

We could have gone with a tin foil dinner theme but I wasn’t sure how to work ground beef, potatoes, onions and carrots into a cupcake….and win.

George chose our team name, the Grizzly Bears, and I let them bake those cupcakes from start to finish. Other than getting out the ingredients and helping them measure, they mixed, whisked, cored, filled, frosted and sprinkled.


Cupcake Wars play date

Though we didn’t win (how can you beat sparklers?!?), these peach cobbler cupcakes immediately became my new favorite cupcake recipe. The cupcake has the slightest hint of peach flavor due to a homemade peach puree and the center is filled with peach preserves. The brown sugar cream cheese frosting from Smitten Kitchen is to DIE for, and the oatmeal crumb topping seals the deal.

I’m not usually an inhaler of cupcakes but inhale I did. Multiple times.


Peach cobbler cupcakes

Printable recipe for peach cobbler cupcakes below.

Peach Cobbler Cupcakes
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Serves: 24
 
These peach cobbler cupcakes are reminiscent of summer days and Dutch oven peach cobbler. The brown sugar cream cheese frosting is like candy and the crumb topping seals the deal.
Ingredients
Cupcake
  • 2⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peach extract (or ¼ tsp peach flavoring)
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup peach puree
  • 1 jar peach preserves
Frosting
  • 1¼ cups light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 (8-oz) packages reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter together using an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract and peach extract until smooth.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until almost combined. Add the buttermilk and peach puree and stir again until almost combined. Add the rest of the flour and stir until all the ingredients are combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Fill the cupcake liners about ⅔ full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool for at least 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once cooled, fill cupcakes with about 1 T of peach preserves.
Frosting
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch and confectioner's sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the sugar-cornstarch mixture and vanilla and beat until frosting is smooth and light.
  3. Chill the bowl in the refrigerator until it thickens a bit (about 30 minutes) before frosting cupcakes.
Topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except the butter.
  3. Cut butter into the mixture with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  4. Spread mixture evenly on cookie sheet and bake for 20 18 to 20 minutes until dark golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven to cool. Crumble any larger pieces. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Today’s peach cobbler cupcake recipe is part of a summer recipe roundup. You can check out all 20 summer recipes by clicking on the text links under the image.


Summer Recipes

  1. Great-Grandma’s “Secret-Ingredient” Potato Salad
  2. Blueberry Pie Bars
  3. Watermelon Green Tea
  4. Independence Day Cranberry Pop Rocks Mocktail
  5. Fruit Pizza
  6. Zucchini Recipes
  7. Grilled Pizza
  8. Fruit Yogurt Parfaits
  9. Root Beer Float Popsicles
  10. Watermelon Smoothie
  11. Refreshing Summer Noodle Salad
  12. Frozen Banana Rum Cocktails
  13. Coke Float Popsicles
  14. Peach Cobbler Cupcakes
  15. Lemon Picnic Pasta
  16. Sand Castle Rice Krispies
  17. Frozen Chocolate Bananas
  18. BBQ Chicken Pizza
  19. Watermelon Berry Chia Seeds Pops
  20. Fresh Summer Melon Ideas
  21. How to cut a watermelon
  22. And, even more Favorite Summer Recipes

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  1. June 28, 2013

    I love this idea for a party – how fun! These cupcakes look divine, can’t wait to try them!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    It really was such fun! And these cupcakes were so yummy!
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  2. June 28, 2013

    It really was so fun, and your cupcakes were delish. I wish I wouldn’t have eaten them all before Paul got to try one. :)
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I’ll just have to make some more. :)
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  3. June 28, 2013

    FINALLY!!! Gosh I’ve been waiting for these! I’ll totally be pinning and posting on fb!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    You are the nicest! I promise they were worth the wait! :)
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  4. June 28, 2013

    YUM is all I can say!!

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Try saying that with a couple cupcakes in your mouth…mmm…
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  5. June 28, 2013

    These look AMAZING!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Thank you, Heather! I’m off to check out your watermelon smoothie!
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  6. June 28, 2013

    These look so good! I’ve got some peaches in my fridge just waiting to be used up…I may just be making a batch of these this weekend! :)
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    If you do, let me know what you think!
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  7. July 1, 2013

    The fresh peach on top really sealed the deal!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Fresh peaches always seal the deal! ;)
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