Friday, May 11, 2012

Sweet Peach Tea Cupcakes

I am from Georgia after all.

It is true, I grew up in Georgia and to this day love the smell and taste of ripe peaches.  Last summer when I was trying to come up with flavors for a friends bridal shower I thought a sweet tea cupcake with be a fun addition to accompany the Mint Julep Cupcakes and Luscious Lemon Cupcakes.  Coming up with this recipe was a bit of a gamble, since I was not sure of the best way to develop the flavor, but in the end I was more than pleased with the results.  I ended up using Crystal Light Peach flavored Iced Tea powder to flavor these cupcakes and could not believe how well it worked.  They are delicious and perfect for summer

Sweet Peach Tea Cupcakes
recipe from Baked Perfection

recipe makes approximately 30 cupcakes

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 packets Crystal Light in Peach Iced Tea Flavor (each packet makes 2 Quarts of Crystal Light)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In a medium bowl combine the flour, crystal light mix, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix well. Add the flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream (batter will be thick). Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 

Sweet Peach Tea Frosting
recipe by Baked Perfection

2 sticks of butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
pinch of salt
1 packet Crystal Light in Peach Iced Tea Flavor (each packet makes 2 Quarts of Crystal Light)
1/2 cup milk

Beat butter and salt until smooth.  Mix half the packet of Crystal Light with the milk.  Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time to the butter, beating until combined. Add milk/ Crystal Light mixture 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach desired consistency.  If the peach flavor is not strong enough for your tastes, just sprinkle in a little bit of the remaining Crystal Light packet and mix until combined.

1 comment:

  1. This cupcakes are absolutely amazing! I saw the recipe and instantly jetted to the grocery store to acquire the necessary ingredients. They turned out phenomenal. I cut the recipe in half and made mini-cupcakes, and they were so so good. The peach tea flavor was quite strong in the actual cake, but not too strong. And I forgot to get milk, so I just dumped the crystal light into the powdered sugar and mixed it in with the butter. The results were divine. Thank you so much for such an awesome recipe. I'll definitely be making these again.