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Day 235 – Brown Butter Peach Cupcakes

23 Mar

Well, officially spring has sprung.  The weather may (or may not) be in agreement with that.  But, it’s true.  Officially at least.  And these Brown Butter Peach Cupcakes (recipe below from Blahnik Baker) seemed like a great way to kick off that Spring feeling!

Peach-Cupcakes     Mini-Peach-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and chewy, with a small crumbly. They are sweet with little bites of peachy tartness. The cake itself is a little like a pound cake, but sweeter, with a little nuttiness from the brown butter.

Brown-Butter-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and fluffy. The brown butter flecks give it a vanilla bean look. It has a very strong brown butter flavor with some sweetness to it.

BB-Peach-Cupcake     Mini-BB-Peach-Cupcake

Together it’s a very interesting, multi-leveled cupcake. The brown butter is the star. A little nutty and a little dark, but it gives way to the sweetness of the cake and the peaches. It all balances nicely. And it’s a very interesting take on a peach cupcake!

Brown-Butter-Peach-top     Mini-BB-Peach-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 3 (not hard, just a little time-consuming)
  • TOTAL: 18

RECIPE

Brown Butter Peach Cupcakes (recipe from Blahnik Baker)

Brown Butter Peach Frosting

  • ¾ cup butter (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, browned and cooled
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • ½ cup fresh peaches, peeled and finely diced
Whipped Brown Butter Frosting
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, browned and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3 cups sifted powdered confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • A pinch of salt

For directions visit Blahnik Baker.

*Tomorrow: Chocolate Italian Wedding Cupcakes*

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