Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Apple Pie Cupcakes


This is another recipe that I saw on Annie's blog (by the way, if you haven't gone yet, check out her blog). These cupcakes just looked to cute for words and it was incredibly creative of Fatty Fat Fats to come up with this cupcake idea. The cupcakes themselves were so much fun to make and it was a great way to use up some of the apples I brought home from my apple picking adventure. The cupcakes are a great base for your basic cupcake; very rich, dense, and moist. If you like apple pie, then you would will like the apple filling. Combining the cupcake with the apple pie filling and then topping it with buttercream is shear genius and dessert deliciousness. The apple filling is such a treat and a great way to turn your standard cupcake into something unexpected. This is definitely a dessert to make when you want people to say "wow, that is so cool!"

Apple Pie Cupcakes

Source: Recipe copied from Annie's Eats (here) which was adapted from Fatty Fat Fats (here)

Yields ~30 cupcakes


For the cupcakes:

3 cups sifted cake flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1 cup 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 (I used golden delicious)


For decorating:

My go to recipe for vanilla buttercream (here)


Directions:

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.



These cupcakes were gorgeous.




All the goods.



Enjoy!


6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Those are beautiful!

Amy~ said...

They look amazing! Great pics!

Prudence said...

WOW! These look divine, girl!! Hey, stop by my blog. I have a book for you!!

Nikki said...

Aren't these delicious? I also made these and loved them. Yours look great!

ttfn300 said...

Gorgeous!! and great use for apples :)t

The Food Librarian said...

Oh, soooo good! Amazing!