Bread/ Breakfast

Peach, Oatmeal and Apricot Jam Cupcakes or Muffins, You decide!

Honestly, I don’t know what the difference between Cupcakes is and Muffins. Do you? I like to hear your thoughts.

Peach, Oatmeal and Apricot Jam Cupcakes or Muffins

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Serves: Makes 20

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups self-rising flour
  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup peach juice
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 20 canned peach halves or quarters in juice, drained
  • ¼ cup peach or apricot jam

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 20 standard muffin cups with paper liners.

2

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl, then add the oatmeal and make a well in the center. Melt the butter and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat.

3

Wisk the combined egg and peach juice into the sour cream. Add both the butter and the egg mixtures to the well in the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.

4

Divide the mixture evenly among the paper liners and place a peach half or quarter, cut side up, on the top of each cake. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of a cake.

5

Transfer onto a wire rack to cool. Heat the jam in a small saucepan until melted. Brush a little jam over each cake.

Notes

Note: I did not have sour cream so I used yogurt instead (1/2 cup), but not just a yogurt the Passion Fruit Greek Yogurt. It was an amazing addition of the passion fruit to the cupcake.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Claudia
    February 21, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Muffins are for breakfast. Cupcakes are dessert. At least that is what I was led to believe in my early years. However your lovelies are both!

  • Reply
    Nish
    February 21, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Well my friend always says that a muffin is the uglier friend of a cupcake! Using that logic and seeing how beautiful your cakes turned out I think you should go with with cupcakes 🙂

  • Reply
    Marina
    February 21, 2012 at 2:16 am

    I don't know the difference either, so you are not alone! 🙂 Whatever you name it, they look lovely. I love the way you decorated the egg crate, cute!

  • Reply
    Eliotseats
    February 21, 2012 at 2:22 am

    These muffin/cupcakes look delicious. How good would these be with fresh peaches this summer!?!?!?!

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    February 21, 2012 at 4:26 am

    They certainly look delicious whatever you want to call them! I think the difference is the butter and sugar is well beaten in cupcakes and then flour & leavenings and liquid is added alternating.

    With muffins, you make a well in the center of your flour & leavenings and add ALL the wet ingredients at once…

    That's my best guess – make sense? However, I'd eat these and you can call them anything!

  • Reply
    Amy
    February 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Yup, Ann has it right. Cupcakes are basically cake baked in a muffin pan – you cream your butter and sugar together before adding other ingredients. Muffins are made using a quick bread style batter, like yours, where you just add wet ingredients to dry and mix briefly before baking. That said, you'll find recipes calling a cupcake a muffins and vice versa.

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    anne
    March 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

    The difference is cupcakes are with cream frosting and muffins are not.

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