Peach and raspberry cupcakes Recipe

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serves:

12

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Total Time:

00:35

Prep:

00:15

Cooking:

00:20

A delicious combination of peach and raspberry makes this recipe a fresh and fruity summer option for your cupcakes. Top with a fun two-tone buttercream for an impressive finish that will really impressive any guests you’ve got coming. These tasty cupcakes are perfect with an afternoon cup of tea.

Ingredients

  • 75g peaches, chopped
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 125ml milk

  • 50g fresh raspberries
  • Buttercream
  • 120g butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Food colouring: peach and claret

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake cases.

  • Sift the flour and baking powder together and set aside.

  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • Stir in the peaches. Fold in half the sifted flour mix, then the milk, then the rest of the flour mix and then gently fold in the raspberries.

  • Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Place on wire racks to cool completely.

  • To make the buttercream: Cream the butter, gradually add the sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla and milk.

  • Place half the buttercream into a bowl and colour with the peach colouring. Colour the other half with the claret.

  • Using a palette knife, place the buttercream into a piping bag with the icing nozzle of your choice attached, alternating between the two colours. Pipe onto the cupcakes and then garnish with raspberries and peach slices.

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