I have discovered a Apple treasure! In my few years of adulthood, my taste for apple pie has grown quite alot. So as I made an apple crisp yesterday I realized I still had quite a few left over peeled apples. So, having my little tiny ; ) love for cupcakes, I began my search for such thing as Apple Cupcakes. And let me tell you how much joy I found when I realized they did exist! This recipe is so amazing and delicious! My family is a family of loving zucchini bread, banana bread, oatmeal pecan raisin cookies, and well you get the idea we lean more towards the fruity healthy sweet breads. So when I asked them what they thought of these delicious treats jaws dropped! (Much to my excitement) They were a HUGE hit!
They are super easy to make too! I chose a Brown Sugar Buttercream frosting to go with them. The brown sugar is a perfect match for anything apple. If you don't get the chance to make these, let me know and I will greatly enjoy giving you some!
Here is the recipe I found for the cupcake batter!
(makes 2 dozen cupcakes)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups coarsely shredded apples, such as Macintosh (about 1 3/4 pounds)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 standard muffin tins with paper liners; set aside. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
2. Put butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; mix in apples. Add flour mixture; mix, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until just combined.
3. Divide batter among lined cups, filling halfway; bake until tops are springy to the touch, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove cupcakes from tins; transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
I used apples I already had, Fuji, and they turned out fine! Different apples do have different tastes, some more tart and some more sweet, but any apple should taste good! It would be fun to experiment how all the different apples taste!