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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Peaches & Cream Cupcakes - The Christmas Selection

I did it! I finally did it. Have always wanted to make Christmas Themed Cupcakes but never got the time to do it but this year I'm very determine - very!  Once I've a goal, nothing can stop me.. oh yeah! Yup! Now I'm happy and mind you, I do have more Christmas Themed goodies in store within the next few days.  I'm on the roll, bay-beh!. Gonna keep it a secret for now. Haahaaha.

What type of cake comes to mind when it's Christmas Cupcakes?  You'd think it must be cinnamon, ginger & spices or mincemeat cupcakes right?  Well, I decided to go for mild tropical flavor - the Peaches & Cream Cupcakes.  It's so delicious.  Instead of using pureed peaches, it has thick slices of the plump juicy peaches at the bottom of the cakes, so it comes as a wonderful surprise to find the golden fruit at the base as you eat it.

1 cup plain or all purpose flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter
1/2 cup whole milk
1 egg
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
400g canned peaches, sliced

Fondant - white, green, red

 1. Pre heat oven to 170d Celsius. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a freestanding electric mixer and beat on slow speed until you get a sandy consistency and everything is incorporated.
2. Gradually pour in half the milk and beat until milk is just combined.
3. Whisk in the egg, vanilla extract and remaining milk together in a separate bowl for a few seconds, then pour into the flour mixture. Continue to beat until incorporated and mixture is smooth. Do not overmix.
4. Divide the sliced peaches between the paper cases so that the base of each case is covered. Spoon in the batter to 2/3 full and bake for 20-25 mins or until done.  Cool completely and decorate with fondant.

More Christmasy posts have yet to come.. can't wait to do my next Christmas project.  I still have 2 presents pending..sigh! Gotta find time to complete the presents by this weekend!

Have a Jolly Merry Christmas to everyone!  It has been a wonderful year getting to know you through the our common passion for food!  A Blessed Christmas to All!'s supposed to be 'Dooms Day' tomorrow.  Do you really believe that? Really really believe that? Oh well.. good nite and sleep tight. Dooms Day or not, I'm here to stay.. for a looonnnng time :)


  1. Hi Jenn, love your cuppies Christmas tree. Look so cute and pretty. Very nice and neat decoration. See you cupcakes I'm hungry now...I go make coffee. LOL

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  2. Beautifully decorated cupcakes. Perfect for the season..
    Merry Christmas to you.. & I don't believe in Doomsday.. Do you?? Every now and then people come up with such things..

  3. Your cupcakes are wonderful!! :D
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Such beautiful Christmas cupcakes... The fondant work is very well done.

  5. What an awesome looking tower... Would wish to have the whole lot

  6. Great determination. An inspiration!

  7. I am not a big fan of minced fruit and traditional Christmas cake, the use of peaches and the deco of your cupcakes are wonderful! Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year! It has been great to share cooking ideas with you! :)

  8. Loved the decoration with cupcakes...also appreciate your determnation.
    Cupcakes look yummy.

  9. What lovely holiday treats. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs and Christmas blessings...Mary

  10. fantastic Christmas tree cupcakes :)

  11. Now that's a really cool Christmas Cupcake Tree, the colors are awesome! Here's wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  12. great work, they look very pretty! YOu must be baking a lot this christmas! Merry christmas to you!!

  13. Hi Jenn, drop by to wish you Merry Christmas and happy holiday. Have a lovely day ahead,regards.

  14. looks delicious & mouthwatering...seasons greetings!


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