Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Recipe Club: Apple Spice Cupcakes

 YAY! It's Recipe Club Day!!!  Since I've been all about "Back To School" lately, I thought I'd share one of my favorite festive recipes... Apple Spice Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting.

Here's what you'll need...
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cloves
- 1/2 cup butter (I used margarine... and I'm not sure what I have two sticks out - it only calls for one)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 4 eggs at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups apple sauce

1) Preheat oven to 350 and line mini muffin tin with cupcake liners
2) Whisk together the dry ingredients


3) In a seperate bowl, cream together the sugars and butter
4) Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition
5) Add applesauce

6) Add dry ingredients
(mix just until combined)

7) Place 1 tbsp of batter into each liner
8) Bake for about 10 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean

After the cupcakes were cool, I whipped up the icing.

I beat together two sticks of unsalted butter with an 8oz package of cream cheese.


Once those were creamed together, I put in 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 4 cups of powdered sugar.  
 

Once that was all combined, I added a little bit of milk to smooth it out a bit.  After I made the icing, I put it all into a ziplock bag...

... then cut the corner off to make a super fancy piping bag :)

I don't put tons of icing on them, but just enough for a bite.


 
While I was prepping these Mason asked for homemade chocolate chip cookies - "because Mommy's taste the best."  #sucker #notethethreedozencookiesonthecounter :)


It should be noted that while I was cooking on one side of the kitchen - the kids were cookin' up a GIANT mess on the other side. hahaha

They were busy and happy and so I can't complain, but as soon as the "clean up" words were mentioned the boys scattered and left their sister standing in the wreckage.  #littlesisterproblems

I hope y'all enjoy the cupcake recipe and if you whip some up for back-to-school (or for breakfast.... because they totally count as a fruit!), send me an email or tag me on IG and let me know how much you're obsessed with them (because you WILL be obsessed!).

Don't forget to link up your recipe(s) as well!

Happy Hump Day, Friends!!!


   
   

25 comments:

  1. I always love it when you make these cupcakes!! And I loooooooove that we're already in the "back to school" spirit of things!

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  2. These look tasty! Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Great recipe! Where do you get your flour/sugar jars!? Would you recommend them!? I keep all of my flour/sugar in the bags in the pantry and I think these look so cute!

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  4. You made cookies and cupcakes in one day. How in the world are you not 2,000 pounds? but seriously, I want a cupcake WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING right now. RIGHT. NOW. And that mess? G standing in it was so flipping cute!

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  5. Yum! These muffins are so good! I totally need to make them! :)

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  6. Those look yummy! Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up :)

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  7. Oh my goodness those look fabulous! Poor little sister how funny that she is left with the mess; that picture was precious.

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  8. These look delicious!!! I love how you take us through step by step and show all your ingredients when baking...really helps when you begin the process yourself! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Yay you shared your frosting recipe! Is it me or does that frosting look just heavenly?!!! This is coming from a person who does not like frosting. Thanks for the recipe, will be making these tonight since i have all the ingredients.

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  10. These look so good! Can't wait to try them!

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  11. I can't wait to try making these! Thanks for sharing Andrea :)

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  12. These look so yummy! I can not wait to try them. Rainy day = baking day at home.

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  13. I can't wait to try these! What a good idea putting the icing in a baggie!

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  14. Oh I will have to try these and the part where your boys scattered leaving G to fend the clean up on her own made me laugh. So cute.

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  15. These sound so yummy and would be perfect for fall!

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  16. I so wish I could bake because these look SO good!! As always, thanks for hosting :)

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  17. These muffins look so yummy! They look like they would be a perfect little snack for the kiddos. Can't wait to try them out!

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  18. Yum! I like how you make them mini...totally means you can have more :) And a great size for kids. I love your super fancy piping bag...that's how I do mine also. I'll have to make these and will be sure to tag you.

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  19. Oh yum!!!
    Love the little dollops of frosting with tiny peaks! I have tried piping with a bag like you, but they never turn out this cute! :)

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  20. Those look amazing! I can imagine myself eating those for breakfast and before bed..really just at any point throughout the day!

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  21. I made these tonight (as my youngest just went back to school today) and... Oh. My. Word. They are divine! I put some in the freezer to test how they freeze as this definitely made more than we needed!

    Thank you! I so love to see recipes with no additives and preservatives and it makes me feel better about letting my kids pop an extra one (or two) in their mouth.

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  22. Yum! Those cupcakes sound amazing and the piped icing adds the perfect touch. :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  23. Andrea -I made these last weekend and they were a hit! Wonder if I can substitute mashed bananas for the applesauce? I have a few mushy bananas to use up and looking for a twist on banana bread.

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  24. Bloggers who have closed blogs - the ham and cheese sandwiches - should not be allowed to post on a recipe share blog. Or should just be polite enough not too. Just my humble opinion. I love your blog

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