Autumn Apple Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For cupcakes: Position rack in the middle of the oven-- preheat to 350* (F).
  • Line 12 medium muffin tins with paper lining.
  • Put grated apple in small bowl and stir with brandy.
  • Put flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in large mixing bowl.
  • Mix on low speed to combine ingredients.
  • Mix in eggs, oil, vanilla, and apple mixture.
  • Divide the batter between the 12 muffin tins, about 3 Tbsp.
  • batter each.
  • Bake 23-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • **Turnmuffin tins about 12 minutes into baking time to ensure cupcakes bake evenly** Cool cupcakes 5 minutes in pan.
  • Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
  • For frosting: Put butter, cream cheese, and vanilla in mixing bowl; beat on medium speed for about 1 minute until mixture is blended and smooth.
  • Decrease the speed to low, and gradually beat in powdered sugar.
  • Beat until frosting is smooth.
  • Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes.
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