Peaches and Cream Stuffed Cupcakes


Peaches and Cream Stuffed Cupcakes are moist spiced cupcakes with a surprise filling of peaches and cheesecake then topped with cream cheese frosting.

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Surprises make life…interesting. Take the snake that showed up in my yard as an example. I arrived home from work and went inside my apartment. About 5 minutes later, I went outside to water my garden. When I turned around to go back inside the house, there was this black…thing coiled up in the grass. That’s right – a black snake was right up against my porch and scared the cupcakes out of me. By the sidewalk I just walked past 5 minutes ago. I almost stepped on it jumping off the porch to the garden. Being that I was the only one home, I pretended I didn’t see it. That’s standard procedure, right? To run back inside the house and act like there’s not a snake in your front yard? That’s an example of a bad surprise nobody wants. Now let’s talk about a good surprise, like these Peaches and Cream Stuffed Cupcakes. They look normal, sitting there being all summery and elegant. But once you take a bite? Surprise! Cheesecake in the middle. So much better than a snake hanging out in your yard.

black snake
Black snake in the yard

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I got the idea to stuff these cupcakes with cheesecake one day. Probably because you often hear peaches and cream go together. I made my trusty eggless cheesecake batter then folded in fresh peaches. You could also use canned peaches if it’s not peach season (I will always recommend fresh though).

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For the cupcakes themselves, I first used peach curd (recipe here). The peach flavor was very subtle. Peach preserves give them a little more dominant peach flavor.

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When I have extra baked goods, I take them to work so I’m not stuck eating all of the calories. And these cupcakes didn’t last long at all. Some people even ate two of them (I’m not judging). They are elegant enough to serve at a formal lunch yet fun enough to serve at a birthday party. Now this is one surprise I wish would happen more often.

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Yields 12

Peaches and Cream Stuffed Cupcakes

You can make the cheesecake filling and frosting ahead of time.

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1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup peach preserves or peach curd
Cheesecake Filling
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup peaches, pitted and chopped (peeling optional)
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
Pinch of salt
1 peach, pitted and sliced, for garnish


    For the cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line a cupcake pan with 12 paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and oil until combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Alternating between the two, gradually add the flour mixture and buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour. Beat in the peach preserves or curd.
  4. Scoop the batter into the pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  5. For the cheesecake filling
  6. In a small bowl, beat the cream until stiff peaks form (when you pull the beaters straight up, peaks will form and not fall over).
  7. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and cream cheese until creamy and smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream then fold in the chopped peaches.
  8. For the cream cheese frosting
  9. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, and salt until fluffy and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
  10. To assemble
  11. Once the cupcakes are completely cool, cut out a hole in the middle, being careful not to cut through the bottom. Scoop out some of the cake but reserve the top to put back on after filling. Fill with the cheesecake filling then cover the top with the reserved cake. If there is any filling leftover, refrigerate.
  12. Fill a piping bag with the frosting then frost each cupcake. Refrigerate cupcakes in an airtight container for up to one week.

Source: Adapted from 125 Best Cupcake Recipes
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  1. You knew I was all in when you said peaches, right?

  2. You’re cupcakes look incredible! I think it would be my perfect breakfast ;) Pinned to try. Thanks for the shoutout on my cheesecake.

  3. Decadent Carla and I’ll take 3. Two to eat now and one for later.

  4. Oh My!! These are amazing. I love the surprise cheesecake in the middile.

  5. Here I am dreaming of these amazing cupcakes, scrolling through the post and you scare the crap out of me with a SNAKE!!!! AHHHH!!!! I’m going back to cupcake land now :)

  6. Absolutely beautiful, Carla! I’ll pass on the snake, though. Just…no. ;-)

  7. Gorgeous, as always Carla! I love peaches SO much, and you’re right… fresh peach is always better!

  8. I’d much rather the surprise of cheesecake filling over a nasty black snack any day. Snacks give me the heebie jeebies. These cupcakes are stunning. And your photos are gorgeous. I love the story you tell.

  9. Gawd, I’m loving all of your peach recipes lately, Carla! I haven’t been in the kitchen much but I HAVE been stuffing my face with lots of fresh peaches. Time to stuff ’em into a cheesecake-y cupcake! When I was a kid, there were tons of raspberry bushes right across the street. Snakes used to slither into our basement all the time. I’d find them in the bathroom and it would scare the bejeezus out of me. I remember my dad would pick them up with a shovel and throw them outside. Good times (NOT!). You did the right thing by running away from it and pretending it wasn’t there ;)

    • I feel like I haven’t been posting enough peach recipes! Don’t worry I have two more lined up ;) And the bathroom?! I told the snake if it ever came onto the porch, it was a goner (as soon as I found someone else to take care of it).

  10. Peaches and cream stuffed cupcakes – Yes and I need more than 1, for sure. Snake? oh no…what happened now? Were you able to get rid of it?

    • I asked my landlord what to do since it was right up by the house and not in the woods. She said to let it go because it kills the mice (we live on farmland). As long as it’s not on the porch, I can deal. Hopefully lol

  11. Cheesecake surprises…good! Snake surprises…very very bad! I love that you put a cheesecake filling in the peach cupcake….they look amazing!!!

  12. Good grief at that snake! You keep him or her and I’ll run away with these gorgeous cupcakes.

  13. just the thought of peach curd…I could eat that alone.
    I’ve never made a peach curd, sounds so good!

  14. I’m absolutely in love with all things peaches right now. These cupcakes look so tasty!! :)

  15. Um, talk about a heart attack. I hate snakes! And I didn’t know there was such a thing as peach curd. So cool!

  16. These cupcakes just stole my heart…..simply amazing! I think I’d need at eat at least 4 to calm my nerves after a snake encounter….yikes!

  17. First off, these cupcakes look and sound amazing! And your pictures are really gorgeous…i love the muted colors :) Second, that snake would have terrified me! haha

  18. The cupcakes look good. The snake made me gag – I hate snakes. ha ha ha

  19. I just happen to have 2 huge bags of peaches on my counter top right now! These just might happen in my kitchen, soon!

    PS – boo for snakes. I had a similar experience in my garden last week. I think there’s a pic of my snake on my Instagram feed. ;)

  20. I am so glad to find this recipe. I need ended something new to bake for my big family. I love peaches. My grandad and I used to go to a peach orchard every year and picked peaches as big as softballs. There was peach chutney, fresh peach pie and peach ice cream. Thank u for sharing this recipe. By the way ..I love snakes. That’s a beauty.

  21. My cell added words that don’t make sense..sorry

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