Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Recipe #15: Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes

Gilmore Girls nights call for delicious and/or junky food.

So when Juliet, Jessica and I planned a night I had to make something great :) {after all I have my own kitchen now. :)}

But of course my baking supplies were limited.

So I found something that I didn't have to buy groceries for.

Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes {or Cuffins as Kyle and I call them}

{Borrowed and Enjoyed from: The cupcake deck by: Elinor Klivans- courtesy of the lovely Jenne Moore!}

Makes 1 dozen cupcakes


Swirl and Topping:

1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon


1 cup grated peeled apple {1 large apple} of the firm or baking variety {ex. granny smith}
2 T cinnamon sugar {from above} 
1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1 cup canola oil or corn oil OR {healthy!} 1 cup of applesauce!
{tastes perfect with the apple flavor!}
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tsp. unsalted butter {melted}

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Move rack to middle position in the oven.
2) Make swirl and topping by mixing cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
3) In a small bowl mix together the grated apple and 2 T of the cinnamon sugar, set aside. 
4) In a large bowl stir the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together. 
5) Make a hole in the center of the flour mixture and add the eggs, oil and vanilla extract. Stir just until blended.
6) Stir in the reserved apple mixture and any juice it produced.
7) Spoon about 2 T of batter into each cupcake liner. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. cinnamon sugar over the batter. Then add another layer of batter {slightly less than 2 T}. Brush top of batter with melted butter and sprinkle again with cinnamon sugar {whatever looks good}.
8) Bake just until the top feels firm and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Enjoy! {like we did! :)}

*Note: if you use a soft apple the cupcakes will turn out very oily! Still good but VERY oily! *

What is your favorite cupcake or muffin recipe?

All for now,


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