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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
Peachy Keen Buttercream
- 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.