Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Applesauce Spice Cupcakes

1/3 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup applesauce
Cream cheese frosting

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce.
Fill greased of paper-line muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Frost cooled cupcakes. Yield: 1 dozen.


Tips & Ideas:
To make the same-size pancakes, muffins and cupcakes, I use a solid plastic ice cream scoop to dip into the batter. It prevents having pans of muffins or cupcakes with some cups half full and others overflowing.

~Aunt Jancie