Apple Spice Cupcakes

Apple Spice Cupcakes image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Apple Spice Cupcakes image

A cinnamon-infused cream cheese icing graces the tops of these ultramoist cupcakes. The mix of apples and fragrant spices makes them an ideal harvest dessert.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2013

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon each cinnamon ground ginger and ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1 cup grated Honeycrisp apple
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups icing sugar

Method

In large bowl, beat butter until smooth; beat in brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla; stir in buttermilk until combined. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and cloves. Stir into butter mixture along with apple just until combined. Spoon into 12 paper-lined muffin cups.

Bake in 375 F (190 C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing: Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth; beat in cinnamon and vanilla. Beat in sugar until smooth. Pipe or spread over cupcakes.

Nutritional facts per cupcake: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 260 mg
  • Sugars 35 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 341.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 57 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 15.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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