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Mini Apple Spice Cupcakes for Back to School

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We are getting closer…school starts next week for our boys. Although I’m not really looking forward to it {and I’m sure the boys aren’t either}, I am looking forward to getting back on track with a better schedule.

For the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing Back to School Cupcakes that you will have fun creating with your kiddos or bake up a batch for the teacher. There will also be some in Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter, as well as the monthly free printables.

I’m kicking off this Back to School Cupcake series with these fun little Mini Apple Spice Cupcakes, the cake is moist with a trio of  spices; cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves add a hint of Fall flavor. They are frosted with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting and an apple made with a gum drop and tootsie roll.

Since I’m way overdue on a How To Cupcake Video for you, I thought these would be fun to share.

Isn’t my apron super cute? Thanks to my very best friend, Dawn, that sends me the best gifts ever!

Here is what you will need for the Candy Apples

Candy Apple Supplies:

  • Red gum drops
  • Green gum drops
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Toothpicks
  • Small knife {not shown}

These Apple Spice Cupcakes would also be great to include in your child’s lunchbox. I actually liked them better without the frosting.

Mini Apple Spice Cupcakes

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 36-42 mini cupcakes

Mini Apple Spice Cupcakes

A delicious cupcake that would make a perfect back to school treat or lunchbox dessert. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

    Cake
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup butter {I use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter}
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 eggs, room temperature {place in bowl with hot water for a few minutes}
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

Instructions

    Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line mini muffin tin with cupcake liners
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl, cream together sugars {white & brown} and butter.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition
  5. Add applesauce
  6. Add flour mixture
  7. Mix just until combined after each addition
  8. Stir in nuts
  9. Divide into cupcake liners by adding about 1 tablespoon of batter into each
  10. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  11. Frosting
  12. Cream all ingredients until light and fluffy
  13. Fit decorator bag with Round Tip #10 or #12
  14. Fill with frosting and pipe on small amount
  15. Top with Candy Apple
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Recipe from Martha Stewart Cupcake Book

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Comments

  1. The recipe sounds delicious and I love how easily you made the little apples! The mini size sounds perfect for these. I was just thinking that I don’t make enough mini cupcakes. Thanks for hosting Cupcake Tuesday…I can’t imagine Tuesdays with out!
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  2. Pup Fan says:

    Those are absolutely adorable!
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  3. michelle says:

    those cupcakes sound great! love the apples :)
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  4. Hi,
    I linked my Summer Days Cupcakes today. I love your back to school mini apple spice cupcakes. Your apron is adorable.! As much as I love the summertime, fall is my favorite. The weather is great and the food!! How I love it. Can’t wait! Thanks for hosting!
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  5. Spice cake is sooo fall … I love your choice. The apples are too cute!

  6. Awww! These are so cute! I love those tiny candy apples. :) I bet these are delicious!

  7. Mom-on-the-Run says:

    These came out fantastic! Love the flavor. I was looking for a recipe that didn’t use grated apples since I was making huge quantities for the school bake sale. ( I only frosted half the batch and left out the nuts to avoid allergy issues.) The applesauce worked perfectly! However since they were a bit dense and stayed moist on top, I would call them more of a breakfast-style muffin, not really what I think of as a cupcake.

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