Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Apple Cupcakes

Apple Cupcake Recipe:

1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3 medium apples (peeled and chopped)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

in large bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and dry ingredients.  
Mix in chopped apples and walnuts.

Heat oven to 350 degrees
line muffin tins with cupcake wrappers and fill liners 3/4 full
bake 25-30 minutes
this recipe makes approx. 15 cupcakes

(note these are great as muffins or add yummy cream cheese icing)

cream cheese icing:

1 stick unsalted butter softened
8 oz cream cheese softened 
1 box powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 tsp milk

mix well with electric mixer , add more powder sugar if not stiff enough to frost

to make cute apples (these could be for the teacher, or I called them "Poisoned Apples" for Halloween!)
frost cupcakes, I used a pastry bag
roll in red sugar crystals
stem is Tootsie Roll (rolled and cut into thirds)
green fruit slice cut into little pieces for the stem


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