#9 Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes

As soon as the leaves start falling and the days get shorter all I can think about is fall. Apples, pumpkins, and spices oh my!!! Found myself with a few extra apples so I couldn't help but make these lovely appley cupcakes.

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!!

The Goods
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.
Divide batter among lined cups and filling halfway.

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.

The Goods

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

MMMM Cinnamon!!!

The frosting turned out perfect!

check out my new apron!! Thanks mom :)

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  1. Apples and cinnamon is the perfect combination for me. Great cupcakes!

  2. wow it really looks delicious. good luck with your challenge. i will visit from time to time to check the progress.


  3. Love the recipe, perfect this time of year when apples are so abundant. Thanks for the recipe, and I am sure these will be a hit.

  4. I love cream cheese frosting. I love the thought of biting into an apple chunk! Keep it up!

  5. I have a pile of apples waiting on the counter! These look great. I love Ms. Martha, too.

  6. Wow! Thanks for all the comments!!

  7. So tempting! I am in a diet right now but I will stop it first to make this recipe and eat plenty of these yummy cupcakes. My kids will surely love these too.

  8. This is a healthy and perfect recipe for my diet. I love the big bits of apple on the cupcakes. I should try this one and share with my hubby. We love fresh flavored cupcakes. Thanks.