Spiced Apple Cupcakes

Feb
15

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I was in a cupcakes mood this weekend. I had some fresh apples. That means spices, and lots of them. And brown sugar. And some sweet, creamy frosting on top. Here’s what I came up with.


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How to make Spiced Apple Cupcakes:

1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups apple, peeled, cored, diced
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Beat butter and brown sugar together then add egg, vanilla, and buttermilk. Mix in dry ingredients and beat well to combine.
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Stir in diced apples.
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Spoon into muffin cups, greased or lined with cupcake papers.
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Bake at 350-degrees for 20-25 minutes until it passes the toothpick test.
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Cool on a wire rack then frost!

Makes one dozen cupcakes.

I used a shortening-based frosting because that holds up better when piping decorations.

Creamy Frosting:

1 cup shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla or other flavoring of choice*
4 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
3-4 tablespoons of milk or as needed

*I used cognac, actually.

Beat shortening and vanilla together then start adding powdered sugar a little at a time, along with milk, until you have a creamy but stiff frosting. This makes plenty to frost one dozen cupcakes. (I used food coloring to adjust the color of the frosting to match the cupcakes.)
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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 15, 2016  

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  1. 2-15
    9:52
    am

    :happyflower:
    Oh my, these sound so good, I am always looking for new recipes for cupcakes. I will be trying these for sure, and maybe use penuche icing.

  2. 2-15
    12:15
    pm

    Ooooo, these look amazing! Joell’s idea of butterscotch icing paired with the spicy apple cupcake is mouth watering!

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