Ok maybe "World Famous" is a bit of a stretch, these cupcakes aren't exactly world famous, yet. That is, until the world tries them. This was a lazy evening idea, my mother makes an amazing peach cobbler and that kind of sounded good but a cupcake didn't sound bad either. So I decide, "Hmm, peach cobbler cupcake. I definitely need to google that!" To my surprise I couldn't find anything. Which was good news for me, that means this was my shot to be an innovator. So allow me to introduce to you, my almost world famous, Peach Cobbler Cupcakes.
World Famous Peach Cobbler Cupcakes
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 30 minutes
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Any
MAKES: 12 cupcakes
1 box moist yellow cake mix
2 large peaches
3/4 c sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 can of white icing (or container of icing with pastry bag and tip)
5 butter cookies (can be store bought)
Let's start off getting our peaches ready for a quick boil.
Take your peaches and turn them upside down. You want to cut a small X across the bottom, being careful not to cut too deep. All we're trying to do here is make a shallow X that way when we do a quick, 1 minute boil, it will help to loosen the skin without really cooking the peaches. Next get a saucepan full of water and get it to a rolling boil. Once it's at a rolling boil, drop your peaches in and let them sit in the water for 1 minute.
After your minute is up, immediately drain the peaches into a colander and rinse off with cold water to stop the cooking. You should be able to see that the skin is already peeling back because the X will look a bit wider.
This skin should be fairly easy to come off now.
Make sure you get all the skin completely stripped. Sure, you can eat the skin, but it definitely will add a "bite" to the cobbler filling once it's prepared. Trust me.
Once you have all of the skin off you can begin to cut the peach around the pit then start to dice the peaches down. You want a pretty small dice so it can be inserted into the middle of your cupcake.
Now we're ready to create our filling, take your diced peaches and place them into a large pan and start cooking them over a medium heat. As it starts to sizzle, add your sugar, lemon and cinnamon. Cook this mixture on medium heat for 10-15 minutes until a majority of the juice from the peaches evaporates leaving a nice, thick syrup. Once your mixture is ready, transfer to a bowl to cool.
Once you transfer your mixture to a bowl, turn on your Traeger with the lid open and make sure it's set to the "Smoke" setting. After letting it warm up around 3-5 minutes, set your grill to 350 degrees. While your grill is heating up, follow the directions on your box cake mix and put the mixture into your cupcake pan, with liners. When the grill is at 350 bake your cupcakes for 13-16 minutes, until a light golden brown.
The last part is the fun part. There are also two options here. You can either get a piping bag (or a ziplock bag) with piping tip and pipe the peach cobbler mixture into the middle, or you can just take a small knife and poke holes in the middle of the cupcake then spoon your peach mixture inside. Once your mixture is settled nicely in the center of the cupcake, you're ready to ice them as well. I like to put just a little icing on, so you can still taste the bright peach flavor but add that great amount of sweetness as well. You also want to see the gorgeous color of the peach cobbler as well. A nice added touch, take 5 sugar cookies, or cookies of your choice, put them into a ziplock bag and crush the cookies with a rolling pin. Then you can take pinches of the cookies and sprinkle the icing, adding a nice crunch to the cupcakes.
Every single person who has tasted these cupcakes immediately fell in love, I just know that you will too. Make sure to take pictures of your family enjoying these cupcakes and tag us on our social media @traegergrills. We'd love to see your creations!