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Applesauce Spice Cupcakes


Happy 4th of July!! Today calls for an all American recipe…what could be more perfect than something made with apples! These are really yummy and can be made at any time of year since they don’t require seasonal apples, but applesauce instead!

Applesauce Spice Cupcakes

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Put liners in muffin tins.
  • Whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  • In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is mixed in.
  • Add applesauce and then the flour mixture, beating until combined.
  • Fill each liner 3/4 full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer tins to wire rack to cool before removing cupcakes.
  • Once cooled, spread tops with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting.

Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

1 stick unsalted butter
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup light brown sugar

With an electric mixer on medium high, beat butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar until smooth. Use immediately or refrigerate up to 3 days in an airtight container. (It’s delicious! Enjoy!)

(recipe from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes)