Spiced Apple Cupcakes

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line muffin tins with cupcake papers.
  • In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
  • Toss the apple with the flour mixture. (This will help prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the muffin tins.)
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the apple preserves, granulated sugar, brown sugar and oil.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, whisking after each addition.
  • Add the flour mixture in three additions, stirring with a large wooden spoon until just combined.
  • Fill the muffin tins about three-fourths full.
  • Bake until the cupcakes are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes for regular sized muffins, less for mini.
  • Transfer the tins to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes, then remove the cupcakes from the tins and let cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt the white chocolate, stirring constantly, until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Let stand until just warm to the touch.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed until smooth and blended.
  • Add the melted chocolate and beat again until smooth.
  • Use the frosting immediately, coloring it as desired.
  • Spread 1 to 2 Tbsp frosting over each cupcake and decorate with colored sugars and decorating pens if desired.
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