Peach Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Author Notes: A perfect way to enjoy August's favorite fruit any time of the year with the help of peach preserves.MadisonMayberry

Makes 24 cupcakes

Peach Cupcake

  • 1 (18.5-oz.) package white cake mix
  • 1 packet (3-oz.) peach Jello
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup peach preserves

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves
  • 1 (32-oz.) bag powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with liners and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the cake mix, jello, flour, and sugar. Stir to combine. Add in the oil, eggs, water, and peach preserves and beat until all ingredients are just combined.
  2. Spoon the batter into the 24 muffin cups (about 1/2 full for each) and bake for 16 to 18 minutes, until cakes are golden brown around the edges and the centers are just slightly soft. (centers may fall just slightly, but don't be alarmed) Cool completely on wire racks.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare frosting. Beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and peach preserves and beat another 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the powdered sugar, a cup at a time, beating until well combined and creamy.
  5. Spoon frosting into a zip-top bag and snip one of the corners of the bag off. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and garnish with sliced peaches, if desired.
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Tags: cake, cupcakes, Desserts, Summer

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8 months ago Stephanie-Ben Scott

The amount of flour involved in this recipe (esp with the already premixed cake box mix) really dried the cake out in my opinion. And instead of using this recipe for the icing, I just used store bought whipped vanilla icing and mixed in Peach Preserves...IT TASTED SOOO GOOD... HOWEVER, MY mistake was that by not using this recipe, the icing was too runny to use with a bag. So i ended up spreading it with a knife. Overall, my husband says he really likes them, but I would probably manage to cut back on some of the flour. (I do not mean to offend the poster of this recipe either... this is just my personal opinion/experience) :]

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about 3 years ago deidre.dostal

You're kidding, of course, a package cake mix...

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about 3 years ago deidre.dostal

You're kidding, of course, a package cake mix...

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about 4 years ago SallyCan

This, and all of your food photos, are really beautiful! Nice work!