Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes (courtesy of Martha Stewart)
If these don't make you go run out and buy apples then I don't know what would!!
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I used cake flour)
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups coarsely shredded apples, such as Macintosh (about 1 3/4 pounds)
|left my apple pieces on the chunky side|
The How To
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
Put butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
Reduce speed to low; mix in apples. Add flour mixture; mix, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until just combined.
bake until tops are springy to the touch, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove cupcakes from tins; transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
|look at those apple chunks!! Yum!!|
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting(curtsy of cupcake project)
Now I was debating on what frosting to use. I asked around and found out there are people who don't like cream cheese!!! They seriously don't know what they are missing!! So after pondering on what to use i decided on this delicious recipe check it out.
8oz cream cheese at room temp(don't do the low/nonfat kind)
1/4 cup butter at room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (mine were a little over flowing)
2-3cups powdered sugar
The How To
Mix cream cheese and butter well
Add vanilla and cinnamon
Add powdered sugar
|The frosting turned out perfect!|
|check out my new apron!! Thanks mom :)|