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Peachy Keen Buttercream

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Fluffy buttercream that tastes like peaches is a fabulous topping for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Whip up a batch today and pipe to your heart’s content!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

sweet tea cupcakes with peach frosting piped in swirls on top

     Piles of fluffy buttercream are extra sweet when they are spiked with delicious peach syrup. This fun frosting would be perfect with a buttery vanilla cake and is fabulous on sweet tea cupcakes. What will you put it on first?

      I had to end #brunchweek with a sweet. It just wouldn’t be like me not to. 
      As much as I loved the homemade blackberry lemonade (it is so refreshing!) And bacon cheddar bread wreath (the perfect thing to dip in a runny egg yolk!), we all know I am all about the frosting. So I just had to whip up a fun American buttercream for you.
       The minute the bottle of Torani peach syrup arrived at my door, I knew it would make a fun frosting. I had used their toasted marshmallow syrup to top s’more cupcakes and they were a smashing success.
mixer bowl of peach buttercream frosting

       Of course a nice pipable American buttercream requires a generous helping of powdered sugar. Luckily Dixie Crystals had me covered on that front.
        When deciding what flavor to make the cupcakes, for some reason peach tea was in my head. So sweet tea cupcakes were born.
         The cupcakes were not overly sweet, so they went well with the sweeter punch this frosting packs.
        It was so much fun to see it come together. The syrup not only adds the flavor and liquid for the recipe, but it adds a nice peach hue as well.
peach buttercream frosting on mixer paddle

      I didn’t have to add any additional coloring to make the frosting a pretty peach color. It’s like an all in one solution! 

      Of course a glass of party ready peach tea needs a pretty straw. That’s where Sweets and Treats stepped in.
      A third of a paper straw stuck in each frosted cupcake helped to drive the flavor combination home. I also sprinkled some of their “Apple Cider” colored sugar on top further accentuate those peach tea vibes.
looking down on a close sweet tea cupcake with paper straw, peach frosting and colored sugar sprinkles

      I have to say I was really quite pleased with how they turned out. They were cute and perfect for a summer soiree! 
       I love playing with frosting flavors and textures.  What is the most fun frosting you’ve ever had?

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Yield: 18 servings

Peachy Keen Buttercream

Fluffy buttercream that tastes like peaches is a fabulous topping for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Whip up a batch today and pipe to your heart’s content!
prep time: 7 Mcook time: total time: 7 M


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 Tablespoons peach syrup
  • milk or cream as needed


How to cook Peachy Keen Buttercream

  1. Beat butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add powdered sugar, salt and peach syrup. Whip for at least 3-4 minutes.
  3. Adjust consistency with additional powdered sugar or milk/cream to get your desired texture.
  4. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To use later, bring to room temperature and then beat again before using to decorate. 
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Fluffy buttercream that tastes like peaches is a fabulous topping for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Whip up a batch today and pipe to your heart's content!

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Tuesday 14th of May 2019

The perfect frosting for the Sweet Tea Cupcakes! I also think it would be perfect and simply delicious on a spoon too!


Saturday 8th of June 2019

I have to admit, the combination was really good!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

This Buttercream will be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and you have a great week! Miz Helen


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

Thank you, Miz Helen!

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Monday 29th of April 2019

I think i would just eat this buttercream with a spoon lol. This looks delicious.


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

We enjoyed our fair share off the spatula and on graham crackers too!

Family Around the Table

Sunday 28th of April 2019

This is the perfect summer buttercream! I'd love it on top of vanilla cupcakes.


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

I think that would be delicious!

Susan Broughton

Friday 26th of April 2019

Yummy looking frosting! I like being able to sleep in a little longer then eating brunch. I like both savory and sweet items


Wednesday 8th of May 2019

Sleeping in is one of the greatest luxuries, isn't it?!