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Peaches & Cream Cupcakes

Summer is coming to a close and I cannot believe how fast it flew by. It’s getting dark earlier and I’m so eager to wear my new suede booties, but before we move into fall, I couldn’t forget to share a little more of summer’s juicy peaches.

I made these peach cupcakes topped with vanilla whipped cream a few weeks ago and I just love how simple they are. The recipe isn’t complicated and it highlights these gorgeous farmer’s market peaches so well. You should still be able to find peaches for another couple of weeks so snatch some up before they’re gone!

summer farmer's market peachesMixing Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 generous cup sliced peaches
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line one 12-cup muffin tin with paper cups.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla and milk.
  4. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
  5. Finally gently incorporate the peaches.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes..
peaches and cream cupcakes

For the frosting: beat 2 cups of heavy whipping cream with a 1/4 cup powdered sugar and a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract. Spoon on to your cupcake just before eating.

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of summer! These might just make another appearance at a Labor Day party this weekend for one last peach hurrah before we break out the boots and pumpkin.

peaches and cream cupcakes with vanilla whipped cream frosting

Banana Cream Pie – Two Ways

Have I killed you with my banana obsession yet? I hope not, because I don’t think it’s going away! I’ve always wanted to make banana cream pie – like these oatmeal cream pies, it’s just one of those elusive desserts that’s the epitome of comfort food. And the final product did not disappoint. It’s creamy, cool, sweet and just makes your belly smile. Why don’t I make this all the time?

banana cream pie

Today I’m so happy to guest post on one of my favorite blogs, Note to Self, sharing a mini version of this banana cream pie. With the same cream filling and whipped cream you can make either the puff pastry tart version or the pie…or both, like I did! Just swap out puff pastry or your favorite pie crust. Check out the post on Sarah’s blog for the recipe.

banana cream pie

Cake Transformed

Last week I made a four-layer chocolate cake with chocolate pudding filling and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup topping. Yeah, decadent. And awesome. Check it out…

chocolate cake pudding dessert reese's peanut butter cup layers

But then this happened…

chocolate cake pudding dessert reese's peanut butter cup layers mess

Yes, the top layer totally just slid off. See, I’m not all pretty pictures on this blog…you get to see my mistakes too. Usually something like this would get me so frustrated, but this time I just sat on my kitchen floor laughing. I really don’t know for all long I was there. I just couldn’t stop laughing. There’s really nothing else I could have done. Just pure cake comedy.

But once I collected myself, I was able to put it back together just a bit…

chocolate cake pudding dessert reese's peanut butter cup layers gold

And before it could fall again, I completely deconstructed it and turned the cake into a giant parfait. See, if something goes wrong with your cake, don’t fret. Just cube the cake, mix with the pudding, and layer with whipped cream. It still tastes just as great and decadent. And look how inventive you are!

chocolate cake pudding dessert reese's peanut butter cup layers parfait whipped cream

Oh, I also made a few matching cupcakes with leftover cake batter. Oh so cute!

chocolate cake pudding dessert reese's peanut butter cup layers cupcake whipped cream

So the point of this post? I had high hopes for how this cake would turn out and how it would photograph. And well, in that respect, it failed miserably. But I had a ton of fun. And really, that’s what it’s all about.

In the past few months I’ve had the chance (yes, lucky me!) to spend some quality time alone. It’s not always easy. It can be lonely. But I’ve come to enjoy it and embrace hanging out with my super fun self. This cake fiasco was one of those moments. When I was sitting in my kitchen laughing hysterically at this over-turned, ridiculous, over-the-top cake, I was truly having fun. And that’s a discovery worth celebrating with some chocolate pudding cake/parfait/cupcake.