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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!

Sweet tea cupcakes topped with peach buttercream decorated with a paper straw and sprinkles.

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?

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 filled with light colored peach buttercream ready to be used.

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.

mixer paddle with fluffy peach buttercream on it.

 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! 

A third of a paper straw stuck in each frosted cupcake helped to drive the flavor combination home. You certainly don’t have to add a straw, but I do think it makes them look extra cute.

swirl of peach frosting on sweet tea cupcakes with a paper straw for decoration.

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?

swirl of peach frosting on sweet tea cupcakes with a paper straw for decoration.

Peachy Keen Buttercream

Servings: 18 Servings
Author: Carlee
 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!
4.91 from 11 ratings
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 5 Tablespoons peach syrup
  • milk or cream as needed


  • Beat butter until smooth and creamy.
    1 cup unsalted butter
  • Add powdered sugar, salt and peach syrup. Whip for at least 3-4 minutes.
    3 cups powdered sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, 4 to 5 Tablespoons peach syrup
  • Adjust consistency with additional powdered sugar or milk/cream to get your desired texture.
  • 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. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 121mgSugar: 20g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Wednesday 6th of September 2023

If you’re making the brown sugar cake and you’re using the peach filling inside of it, and then you make this icing and use some of that for the peach filling instead of the peach syrup use a teaspoon of vanilla extract also otherwise it won’t taste right.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

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!


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?!