Some EASY Applesauce Cupcakes to Bake
You can't beat the smell of applesauce cupcakes baking in the oven!
This weekend I decided to bake some applesauce cupcakes. I found a recipe online and knew it would be a keeper! They were easy to assemble and for those with an aversion to eggs....this recipe doesn't include any.
I was sceptical at first...and right away I called my daugher for her take on a cupcake recipe with no eggs on the ingredient list. But considering that I found this recipe on the Better Homes and Gardens website...well, for me anyway...BHG is just a name that you can trust.
It was a good call, because the applesauce cupcakes were delicious. Notice that I'm speaking (writing) in the past tense. I took these to a get-together later in the day, and came back empty handed.
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In the meantime, enjoy the recipe!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1-1/3 cups applesauce
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Milk (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F and line eighteen 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside.
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In a large bowl, beat granulated sugar and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Beat in applesauce. (Mixture will appear curdled.) In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves. Beat into applesauce mixture. Stir in raisins.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.* Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire rack.
To make the frosting: in a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar, the 1 tablespoon milk, and the vanilla. If necessary, stir in enough additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make spreading consistency (if frosting thickens, stir in additional milk). Frost cupcakes.
Makes 18 cupcakes..
Recipe Source: Better Homes and Gardens.
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