Thursday, November 17, 2011
8:00 AM | Posted by Brandy K | | Edit Post
Hi! I'm super busy filling baking orders this week, but as promised in the previous post, I have a cupcake for you! It will help you forgive me for bringing up American Hoggers on a baking blog. I'm certain of it. I'm so sorry. I shared too much.
Apple Spice Cupcakes....mmmm, yummy!
I love these little cupcakes, especially in the fall...when apples are super cheap and Honeycrisp apples are easy to find. :) They are bursting with apple and cinnamon flavor and topped with glorious cinnamon cream cheese frosting. These babies are good, so good. :) Try them...and then please do forgive me for my American Hogger outburst.
Thanks for stopping by!
Apple Spice Cupcakes
Source: lightly adapted from Taste of Home
Get the printable recipe here!
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 medium apple, peeled and finely diced
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with
applesauce. Fold in diced apple.
Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at
350° for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a
wire rack. Frost cooled cupcakes. Yield: 1 dozen.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
This is my favorite starting point for cream cheese icing. Honestly, I just add cream until the consistency is right.
1 8oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
4-5 cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp whipping cream
Blend the cream cheese and butter together, add in vanilla, salt and cinnamon and blend well. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time and mix well. Add cream until the frosting reaches the desired consistency. (This makes a lot of frosting, usually enough to top 2 dozen cupcakes. You might consider making half or doubling the cupcake recipe.)
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