Sep 23
Apple Pie Cupcakes4 Comments

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It is no secret that I have an absolute crush on fall. Sure I love summer, but there is something about the chilly nights and leaves turning that makes me so happy. I also have the urge to buy some cute clothes (when do I not have that urge, ughh), but the thing is I have a personal fashionista in my life. My younger sister, Melissa, writes her own blog where she encourages you to Wear Something Bold on a daily basis. Since I am supplying you with some fall recipes, you should go check her out posts on all the latest fall trends. I always get such great ideas from her, and she does push me out of my comfort zone. Go visit her and then come back to check out this cupcake recipe.

September for me means apples. Back to school, apple picking, and lots of recipes that include this lovely fruit. It also means that my favorite type of apple, McIntosh, becomes readily available and tastes oh so delicious. I am not quite ready to jump on the pumpkin lovin’ that is going on many other blogs just yet. I do have some pumpkin recipes I am excited to try, but I have several apple ones I hope to share first. Here we have a cupcake that has a classic American twist to it, the apple pie. The cupcake base is a sugary vanilla cake that is filled with tender cinnamon sugar apples, all topped off with a basic vanilla buttercream. I made these for my co-workers to wish them a first full week of school, and they were gone very quickly. I am happy I saved some at home for Blair and I to munch on throughout the rest of the week. Make these today to officially say hello to Fall!

Apple Pie Cupcakes
(Printable Recipe)

Yield: 24 cupcakes


Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

3 cups sifted cake flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup milk

For the apple filling:

2 tbsp. butter

2 tsp. cinnamon

2-3 tbsp. sugar

3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced


For decorating:

vanilla buttercream

What you’ll do:

To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350°. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and mix well to combine. Add in the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.


Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling them about 2/3-3/4 full. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 18 to 22 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pans. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


To make the apple filling, heat the butter a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cinnamon and sugar and cook for a minute, until the mixture begins to bubble. Lower the heat to medium and stir in the apples. Mix well. Cook until the apples are somewhat tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.


While the apple mixture is cooling, use the cone method to remove a chunk from the center of each cupcake, making sure to leave a rim around the top of the cupcake. Fill the holes with the cooled apple mixture. To decorate, top each cupcake with a swirl of vanilla buttercream.

Source: Annie’s Eats

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4 Responses to Apple Pie Cupcakes

  1. Oooh- what a lovely recipe! I love apples, and this is such a great way to use them in a cupcake! Bookmarking this. Thank you for sharing. :)

    -Miriam

  2. How pretty are these! Love that you can see the apples underneath the wonderful buttercream!

  3. Groverfam says:

    I think I am going to make these but I am not sure what the “cone method” is. also, have you tried baking the cupcakes with the apple filling inside the cupcake? Just don’t want to try something that may not have worked.

  4. Groverfam says:

    I just have to say I love the cupcakes you put on this site. You make them seem so simple to make which makes them attainable. Thanks so much

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