Applesauce Spice Cupcakes
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs. room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 1 cup prepared cream cheese frosting
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce.
- Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Frost cooled cupcakes.
Nutrition Facts1 cupcake: 258 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Nov 1, 2014
I thought that this recipe was very good! I was able to get 15 cupcakes out of this recipe!
Oct 5, 2012
I used this recipe for a few receptions and for friends, and people loved them. I folded into the batter a peeled, cored, chopped apple which gave it a nice appleyness. I also used caramel frosting.
Oct 2, 2012
They didn't come out as moist as I thought they would, but I will try again. They were still good!
Oct 2, 2012
I thought they didn't have enough flavor. I was kind of disappointed as I made a double batch, because I was having company and I thought this would be something different to serve.
Oct 1, 2012
I'm sure the original recipe is delicious. I made this recipe substituting a mixed gluten-free flour and using homemade apple pie spice in place of the nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. I made them twice in a one week they were so good. I could hardly believe how quickly my applesauce was disappearing. So excited to make more soon.
Sep 4, 2012
I just made a couple of changes: used 1/4 tsp of nutmeg and cut out the cloves (Makes them bitter.) Added a chopped apple and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar - they were superb! Thanks for a great recipe.
Mar 11, 2012
I thought they were delicious, didnt even frost them. I also left out the cloves and nutmeg
Feb 4, 2011
These were ok, a pretty good way to use up extra applesauce...