Thursday, October 13, 2011

Apple Pie Cupcakes

Holy Yumminess, Cooking friends! I would say these are a better breakfast  cupcake than a dessert.  Warmed up with coffee or hot chocolate is our preference.  That was my neighbors idea since she prefers warm apples.  I concur! These are ooey gooey and messy but worth the mess!

3 cups sifted cake flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted (room temp) butter
2 c sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c milk
**I will add 1 tsp cinnamon next time for added flavor** The cake itself is pretty plain and needs a little kick!

2 Tbsp butter
2 tsp cinnamon
2-3 Tbsp sugar
3  large apples, you know the drill....peeled, cored, diced, .

Vanilla butter cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cupcake pans with liners.Before you start you need to know that these bake over and up....fill the cups only 2/3 full or you will have a mess and they cakes will not be pretty!

Sift cake flour, baking powder and salt**I do NOT sift! I throw it in a bowl and use a wire whisk and it works the same in less time and mess** Cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy(2 minutes). Beat eggs in 1 at a time and scrape bowl after each addition.Add vanilla and mix well. Add the dry ingredients alternately with milk ending with the dry. Stir only until combined.  Divide batter evenly into the pans. Bake until done, 18-22 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 min. then transfer to a wire rack to cool all the way. When cooled use a cone method and remove the center of the cupcakes.  Make sure not to go too deep but deep enough to get a good amount of ooey gooey apples in every bite. eave a rim around the top of the cupcake so they look pretty and you can ice them properly.

Heat butter in a medium skillet over med-high heat and add cinnamon and sugar.  Cook this mixture until it gets bubbly, careful not to burn the sugar and cinnamon! Lower the heat to medium and stir in the apples.  Mix well and cook until they are tender(10 min). Remove from heat and cool all the way.  Once cool fill the center of the cupcakes with the filling and ice with vanilla butter cream! This looks complicated to make and assemble but it goes very fast and it is really quite easy! Try it! Enjoy~

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