A week or so ago, I posted this picture on Instagram. I had planned on making Peach cupcakes, but then was too lazy :)
I needed to bring a dessert to a family BBQ and thought this would be a perfect opportunity to make them. I decided to add blackberries to the mix too.
Bobby’s family has great BBQ’s with lots of yummy food and I always feel so welcome. It is nice to be around his big family since my extended family is so far away. It makes me miss them even more.
I thought I would make a fun cupcake– (I will post that one tomorrow, so come back for that and then a fancier cupcake. So in the end, this cupcake ended up being a peach blackberry cupcake with gram-cracker crust topped with Blackberry cream cheese icing. THEY WERE AMAZING
For the cupcakes:
- French Vanilla Cake Mix
- 2-3 Peaches, depending on size
- about 1/2 C. Blackberries
- Gram-Crackers (I used one package in the box, but that was only enough to use with 15 cupcakes)
1) I prepared the box cake using peach puree instead of oil. I put 1 large peach in the nutribullet and that gave me more then the 1/2 C. of oil I was replacing.
2) I added the 1/2 C. peach puree into the cake mix, and used only 1/2 C water out of the suggested 1 C, and then the eggs.
3) I blended this all together, and then folded in chopped up blackberries–about 1/2 C, and chopped up peach–I used one.
4) If you choose to add the gram-cracker, now is the time to crumble them up. I used plain greek yogurt to make it stick together. Push into the bottom of the cupcake liners.
5) Bake according to the box instructions. 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes
For the Icing:
- 3-4 C. Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 C. Cream Cheese
1) I used a fork to smash about 6-7 blackberries and added them into a bowl with the cream cheese.
2) I blended them together and slowly added powder sugar into it reached the consistency I wanted. This frosting was on the runny side but it hardened up in the fridge.
3) Decorate how you wish :)
I usually hate frosting, but this one I really liked. It complemented the cupcakes perfectly.
You can tell in the picture below how it hardened once in the fridge. Also, you can kind of see the gram-cracker crust.
I kept these in the fridge to keep the fruit on top fresh and the icing from melting off.