Peach Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting

Happy (belated) Birthday, Sari!!!

One of my favorite cookie blogs is Smitten Kitchen – I am always drooling over Deb’s fabulous recipes and gorgeous pictures. However, for some reason, I haven’t made many of them for myself. For my friend Sari’s birthday, I knew we needed to bring in Summer with style! Deb’s Peach Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting were right up that alley, and I hopped right to it and whipped them up. They are simple and have such a light fruity and wholesome flavor to them, and they satisfy all dessert cravings. They were perfect for the picnic party.

To veganize the recipe, I used:

1 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar — instead of buttermilk

2 1/2 Tablespoons of cornstarch blended with 1/4 cup water — instead of both eggs

Earth Balance margarine — instead of butter, in equal proportion

I added about 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of extra powdered sugar to the frosting to get the consistency and flavor I liked best.

Deb, thank you for this recipe! Yum!

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7 Responses to “Peach Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting”


  1. 1 Julie June 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    These were so perfect and summery! Yum!!!

  2. 2 Sari June 12, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Thank you Tessa! they were so delicious. And the peaches turned green which was awesome!

  3. 3 Allyson June 12, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Oh, this recipe sounds delicious! And your version looks amazing. Yum..

  4. 4 Rachel June 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I ate these! They were delicious! I’m so excited to have been there for a Tessa creation…

  5. 5 BitterSweet June 13, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Ugh, I only wish we had ripe peaches over here… Oh, these are so tempting!

  6. 6 annie July 1, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Tessa, these look amazing! In fact, your entire blog blows my mind!
    I’m hoping to make some cake balls over the weekend and was wondering if you thought this peach cake and brown sugar frosting would be good for that? Also, are there other cakes and frostings on your blog you’d recommend for cake balls?

    Thanks for the advice!

    Annie

    • 7 Tessa July 1, 2010 at 1:44 pm

      Hi Annie! Typically, cake balls are made with more standard flavors, but I think this cake and frosting recipe would be DELICIOUS as cake balls! What a good idea! It would certainly be unusual, but I think it would be very tasty. Let me know how it goes 🙂


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