Ginger Peach Cupcakes

Prep 10 mins
Cook 16 mins
Total 26 mins

These Ginger Peach Cupcakes have a deliciously light flavor and are topped with a soft vanilla swiss meringue buttercream frosting. These homemade cupcakes are perfect for a summer party.

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How do you know that you married the right man?

1. He buys you shoes. Expensive, beautiful, kickass shoes.

2. He watches horrible reality shows like Love In The Wild with you. And not so secretly enjoys them even more than you do.

3. He goes to the grocery store at 11pm to buy more butter, for buttercream, because you were not happy with the last 3 batches.

4. He eats the 4 cupcakes that you took tiny test bites out of because you already had 2 popsicles that day and your hips can’t take anymore.

5. He doesn’t make fun of the fact that you pick crumbs out of cupcake liners and pretend like those calories don’t count. Seriously, CRUMBS DON’T COUNT PEOPLE!

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These Peach Cupcakes Have A Delicious Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Ok maybe when I say “that you married the right man” I mean “that I married the right man”. I have been working on this flavor of cupcake for quite some time. Ginger Peach Cupcakes are hard y’all. So I was thankful to finally have Jorge home to taste test for me. The cake for these is so light, clean, and wonderfully perfect that every buttercream I tried just over powered it. I tried a peach buttercream, a peach ginger buttercream, and even a bourbon buttercream. They all overpowered the light flavor of the Ginger Peach cake. There was only one thing left to try, Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream. It’s classic and not half as heavy as traditional buttercream.

You Could Even Turn These Peach Cupcakes Into Coffee Cake

The actual cake for this cupcake is amazing. It has taken me quite some time to get it perfect…but in my opinion, it is. I could totally see adding a crumb to it, baking it in a bundt pan, and calling it a Ginger Peach Coffee Cake. I could also see rolling around naked in it. But then again…I have probably gone too far.

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Yield: 18-20 cupcakes

Ginger Peach Cupcakes

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These Ginger Peach Cupcakes have a deliciously light flavor and are topped with a soft vanilla swiss meringue buttercream frosting. These homemade cupcakes are perfect for a summer party.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2/3 cup peach preserves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup minced crystalized ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

In a medium size bowl combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder). Set aside.

In stand mixer, beat eggs, sugar, ground ginger, peach preserves, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil.

With the mixer on low, alternate dry ingredients and buttermilk, until fully combined. Remove from stand mixer and gently stir in crystalized ginger.

Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-18 minutes, rotating halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool and frost with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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22 Responses
  1. Lexi

    I have some ginger peach jelly from a farmers market and was trying to find a recipe calling for preserves or jelly in the batter and thank you for the recipe! I didn’t add the ginger- since it was already in the jelly- and I substituted the buttermilk with peach greek yogurt. It was delicious!

  2. Kate

    This recipe sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it. Also, I completely agree with your “perfect man” criteria! Happy baking πŸ™‚

  3. Sadia

    just made ginger peach cupcakes using your recipe — AMAZING! Even though the Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream is light – I liked the cupcake on its own – it is so yummy.
    Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. Erika

    Do you think these would be ok in tiny mason jars? I want to make some “welcome to the neighborhood” gifts for my neighbors.


    1. Jessica

      Depends on what you mean by tiny πŸ˜‰ But I think they would be fine in a mason jar as long as there is not too much icing to cake!

  5. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo

    Beautiful cupcakes! The ginger slice on top makes the…cake (I just can’t avoid cliches).

    I love Sam Edelman. I think I want to marry him.

  6. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    Crumbs definitely do NOT count πŸ™‚ I am with you. These cupcakes are so cute! Love the liners too.

  7. Stephanie @ Dessert Before Dinner

    These cupcakes look absolutely beautiful, and your husband sounds like a fantastic man. I’ve bookmarked this page. Looking forward to making these cakes

  8. Kerstin

    Ah, I was waiting to see what the buttercream was for πŸ™‚ I tried making peach cake last summer and it was a mess – I put pureed peaches in the cake and you couldn’t taste them at all. So, it’s good to know that using peach preserves instead works much better πŸ™‚

  9. Jorge Segarra

    Yes folks, I’m fully aware (and okay) with her outing my television tastes. So long as we’re coming clean I also really like watching ‘Hot in Cleveland’, ‘Will & Grace’ and ‘American Idol’ with her. πŸ˜‰

  10. natalie (the sweets life)

    i married the right man too—and he would absolutely love these! i’m contemplating attempting it in a bundt like you mentioned!

  11. Joanne

    Where can I find me one of these husbands that you speak of? Do they sell them at Anthropologie? Cause that’s where I buy all of my most “useful” things.

    These do look like perfection. I’ll be making them before peach season is up!

  12. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups

    I’m sure he doesn’t mind one bit having to finish your taste tested cupcakes. These look amazing!

  13. DessertForTwo

    Wow-these sound amazing! I love the combination!

    Is Jorge okay with you posting about the realtiy shows he enjoys? Mine is so embarrassed by it! He secretly enjoys Jerseylicious but changes the channel everytime someone walks in. He thinks I can’t see the Jerseylicious marathons recorded on the DVR! So funny!

    Happy Friday πŸ™‚

  14. Barefeet In The Kitchen

    Love the story here and the cupcakes sound delicious. I need to try that buttercream soon. You are making me hungry!

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