Cinnamon Frosted Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon Sugar Apples Inside
When I think of fall, it makes me think of the changing of the leaves, bakery candles, apples and cinnamon. I wanted to do a twist with my vanilla cupcakes so I decided to include diced up apples shaken in cinnamon sugar. Once they were baked and frosted I had wished I had put more cinnamon sugar apples inside. Maybe next time. I have to say otherwise they turned out pretty good and would be awesome to include for a Thanksgiving treat. Or anytime of the year for that matter.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- –Diced Apples dusted with flour then shaken in cinnamon sugar
- –Frosting Ingredients
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups (1#) sifted powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 6 tablespoons cinnamon/sugar combination
- –Cupcake Instructions
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease and flour OR line cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
- In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, mix well.
- In large bowl, combine sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy.
- Add vanilla and eggs; blend well.
- Alternately add dry ingredients and milk, beating well after each addition.
- Pour batter about half way into each lined cupcake tin.
- I put in about 1-2 teaspoons (or more if that is your choice) of the cinnamon sugared apples in the middle,
- then I covered with enough batter to make it 2/3’s full.
- I then baked them for about 24 minutes.
- Once cooled you can frost them.
- –Frosting Instructions:
- Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time.
- Beating well on medium speed. Scrap sides and bottom well (often).
- When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
- Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
- At this time I added the 6 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar and beat just long enough to mix it in.
- –I put the icing in my decorating bag but the only issue I had was when I tried to squeeze it out, some of the sugar/cinnamon got stuck in my decorating tip.
- Once done I stored them in an airtight container in our fridge which kept them fresher for longer.
- Either frost with a knife or you can use a cake decorating bag with a tip of your choice.
Although this looks like a lot of directions, its not that hard, I am just including the cupcake recipe, the frosting and what/how I did it to include the cinnamon apples inside. I was going to include a picture but when I cut it in half it didn’t truly show how I wanted it to. It has been a favorite here in my house; so much I will have to make them again.
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Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.