Apple Streusel Cinnamon Swirl Cupcakes

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  • Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F Line 12 muffin tin cups with paper cupcake liners.
  • Make the swirl and topping: In a small bowl, stir the sugar and cinnamon together.
  • Make the cupcakes: In a small bowl, mix together the grated apple and the 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the eggs, oil, and vanilla, stirring until blended. Stir the reserved apple mixture, with any juice that bas been released.
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each paper liner. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon cinnamon sugar over the batter in each liner. Spoon the remaining batter over the cinnamon sugar, using a scant 2 tablespoons of batter for each cupcake.
  • Use a pastry brush to dab the top of the batter with the melted butter. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar over the top of the cupcakes.
  • Bake just until the top feels firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  • Cool the cupcakes for 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Remove the cupcakes from the pan onto a wire rack and let cool completely.

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  1. kellie.y1978
    I also found the initial batter way too oily but I added another cup and change of flour; also added a 1/2 tsp of apple pie spice to the cinnamon sugar mix and they came out wonderfully! Just in time for apple picking season!
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  2. baileys_list
    Uk! There was realy nothing good about these.... First, when I started spooning the mixture into the cups, oil was dripping out..ewww. When I was watching them bake, they would calapse, and the oil was seperating and then the oil sterted sizzling at the top; 1 cup oil= tooo much. When I took them out, I could see all the way to the muffin pan: there was no cupcake there! I decided to just throw them away because there was literly a pool of oil at the bottom of the pan. If there was a negative star, I would put it! :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(


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