Friday was the last day my family was in town and Shawn and I took them to our favorite Indian place DOSA on Valencia. They loved it! Then Saturday was so much fun. About 10 friends of ours all went out to Pagolac in the Tenderloin then mosey'd over to the Dr. Dog show @ The Great American Music Hall. The show. was. epic! I had a great time. I cant wait to listen to their music on purpose now. hahaha.
Sunday was such a beautiful day in the bay area and what better to bring to the beach on a sunny sunday than Peachy Yogurty Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.
I based my recipe on a similar recipe to SmittenKitchen's Peachy Cupcakes with brown sugar frosting (http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/08/peach-cupcakes-with-brown-sugar-frosting/) except I had a lot of setbacks.
SETBACK #1 - Peaches are apparently NOT in season. Therefore of the beautiful peaches you see below in the picture - 3 of them were completely rotten. My quick fix was to just use 1 peach and puree it instead of use the diced ones.
SETBACK #2: If you take the peachy-peachy-peachyness out of the equation there really is no need for such a simple frosting as brown sugar. Really, it calls for something a little spicier and bolder to offset the plainness of the cupcake. I decided to whip the cream cheese and some cinnamon to really kick it up a notch.
SETBACK #3: Density. It is NOT your friend in a cupcake. Maybe in a muffin. I found these were too thick in the end to really be a cupcake. I would more put in the category of bread even. I dont know what in the recipe should change next time but I think it would be either skipping the yogurt or adding baking soda to break down the compounds. I suppose you will never know.
I leave you now with 2 pictures from the beach on Sunday that are just divine. The first is the gayest photo ever of my beloved Shawn looking like he's chillin out maxing relaxing all cool with his bromantic partner Jim. The second is Ruth's dog Beau taking a nap on her back.
LOVE the beach in SF. :)