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Monday, December 5, 2011

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GOODIES (Day 5): Apple Pie Cupcakes

Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas Goodies
Apple Pie Cupcakes

An Apple Pie Cupcake. Fresh Apples, Moist Cake and Creamy Frosting the perfect combination and taste of an apple pie. (I don't like pie, so this is even better). And we love cupcakes in our house, so these didn't last long at all.

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Apple Pie Cupcakes
recipe found at The Tale of Two Kitchens


3 cups sifted cake flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
for the apple filling
2 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. cinnamon
2-3 tbsp sugar
3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced 

 
In a medium bowl, sift cake flour, baking powder and salt. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well and scraping down the sides of bowl after each addition. Add vanilla extract; mix well to combine. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.

Divide batter evenly among cupcake liners, filling about 2/3-3/4 full. Bake until golden; about 18 to 22 minutes. Remove from oven; cool for 5 minutes in pans. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely.

Apple filling: heat butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon and sugar; cook for a minute, until mixture begins to bubble. Lower heat to medium; stir in the apples. Mix well. Cook until apples are somewhat tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

While apple mixture cools, use cone method to remove a chunk from center of each cupcake, leave a rim around the top of cupcake. Fill holes with cooled apple mixture.

Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
adapted from Your Homebased Mom

3 sticks butter, softened
2 lbs. powdered sugar (approx. 7 cups)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
whipping cream or 1/2 and 1/2 – enough to thin frosting to desired consistency

Beat butter in mixer on medium high for 2-3 minutes or until pale and creamy. Reduce speed to medium and add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat well after each addition increasing speed to high after all sugar is added. Add vanilla and food coloring if desired. Beat until buttercream is smooth. Can be refrigerated for several days if covered. If refrigerating, bring to room temperature before using and beat on low until smooth.



We will be having a linky party for the first 12 days in Decmeber. It's a BLOG HOP Party, so if you wish you can grab the blog hop code below or just link up some of your recipes with our THEME.

Here is a SNEAK PEAK of what's coming up and what's been happening.....
All the Blog Hops will be OPEN until Christmas Day (so there is plenty of time to link up)!

Day 1 - Candy Bark "Pretzel Bark"
Day 2 - Christmas Cookies "S'more Chocolate Chip Cookies"
Day 3 - Bread & Muffins "Reese's Peanut Butter Banana Bread"
Day 4 - Truffles "Egg Nog Truffles"
Day 5 - Cupcakes "Apple Pie Cupcakes"

Day 6 - Snowman "Anything SNOWMAN"
Day 7 - Fudge "Butterfinger Fudge"
Day 8 - Cake Pops or Cake Balls "Red Velvet Cake Balls - Reindeer"
Day 10 - Sugar Cookies "Swirl Sugar Cookies"
Day 11 - Homemade Candy "Peanut Butter Cups"


Today's Theme is CUPCAKES!
We'd love to see some fun Holiday Cupcakes linked up!

1 comment:

  1. This has to be my favorite of your 12 days of Christmas goodies! I love seeing all of the cupcakes! Your Apple Pie cupcake looks delish, I would love to try one now please :)

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