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Peach Wine Cupcakes

My January entry in the Iron Cupcake Challenge, featuring “Wine”! These delightful Peach Wine Cupcakes are made on a sweet shortbread crust and topped with a mouthwatering swirl of cream cheese frosting.

Side view of two Peach Wine Cupcakes in front of a bottle and a glass of chardonnay
So here’s my first entry in the Iron Cupcake Challenge. This month’s ingredient was WINE. I decided that since I am no wine connoisseur I would do what I know (under $10) and go by way of Arbor Mist…to be exact Arbor Mist Peach Chardonnay. Yes, you know the one…fruity and delicious and available to the masses at an extraordinary price of $3.99 a bottle ~ and certainly in today’s economy no one will argue that this is the most perfect selection!
The cupcake I came up with is a peach wine cupcake with a shortbread cookie crust topped with a light cream cheese frosting. It is light, fruity and has a peachy, citrus flavor. A little like a cross between peach cheesecake and a lemon square. Try it and you’ll love it.

 

Here’s the recipe:

Preheat oven to 350

Crust:

4 T. melted butter
1 1/3 c. shortbread cookies, crushed ~ I used Lorna Doone and it was about 1 1/4 sleeves of cookies

1. Combine cookie crumbs and butter.
2. Press approx. 1 Tablespoon in each cupcake liner. Will make approx 24 cupcakes.
Reserve any extra for garnish
Set aside

A wooden rolling pin next to a box of Lorna Doone shortbread cookies.Crushed shortbread cookie crumbs pressed into a crust in the bottom of a cupcake liner.
Cupcake:
1 1/2 flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 t salt

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter ~ softened

3 eggs

1/4 cup Peach wine ~ I used Arbor Mist

2 tsp orange zest

1/2 cup milk

3/4 cup pureed canned peaches (drain first)

A can of peaches next to a bottle of Peach Chardonnay.
1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
2. Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

3. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly in between each.

4. Add wine, orange zest and pureed peaches, mix well.

A hand blender combines the ingredients for peach wine cupcakes in a mixing bowl.
Peach cupcake batter in the bowl of a stand mixer.
5. Add dry ingredients and milk, alternately starting and ending with flour mix. Pour batter into each cup on top of cookie crust. Fill almost full, as the batter doesn’t rise that much.
Peach wine cupcake batter in a cupcake liner.
Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 until toothpick comes out clean
A baked peach wine cupcake in a baking tin.
Icing:
16 oz. cream cheese

2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/4 cup heavy cream

Add ingredients into mixer with whisk fitting. Beat mix at high speed until semi-stiff peaks form. Ice cupcakes when cooled and garnish with any leftover crumble from crust.

ENJOY!!
A peach wine cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting and garnished with shortbread crumbs.If you’re interested in competing in the challenge next month click on the link in the right column of my blog or go to Iron Cupcake Earth
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Side view of two Peach Wine Cupcakes in front of a bottle and a glass of chardonnay

Sweet Peach Wine Cupcakes

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These delightful Peach Wine Cupcakes are made with sweet chardonnay and peach puree on a crunchy shortbread crust, topped with a swirl of cream cheese frosting!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Crust:

  • 4 T. melted butter
  • 1 1/3 c. shortbread cookies, crushed (I used Lorna Doone, about 1 1/4 sleeves of cookies)

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter ~ softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Peach wine ~ I used Arbor Mist
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup pureed canned peaches (drain first)

For the Icing:

  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

To Make the Crust:

1. Combine cookie crumbs and butter.
2. Press approx. 1 Tablespoon into each cupcake liner. Reserve any extra for garnish and set aside.

To Make the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly in between each.
  • Add wine, orange zest and pureed peaches, mix well.
  • ?Add dry ingredients and milk, alternately starting and ending with flour mix. Pour batter into each cup on top of cookie crust. Fill almost full, as the batter doesn’t rise that much.
  • ?Bake 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

To Make the Icing:

  1. Add ingredients into mixer with whisk fitting. Beat mix at high speed until semi-stiff peaks form.
  2. Ice cupcakes when cooled and garnish with any leftover crumble from the crust.

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6 comments on “Peach Wine Cupcakes”

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    Love your blog! So glad I found it from the TomKat studio! I'm now a follower;o)

    ~Tanya

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    Thanks ladies…don’t forget to vote when the voting opens…i’ll post a reminder.
    not expecting to win, because some look really great, but it was fun coming up with the recipe!

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