These are the best Granny Smith Apple Cupcakes! Enjoy!

Granny Smith Apple Cupcakes:

Servings: 24

 Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 9 ounces unsalted butter, softened at room temp 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated 1 cup whole milk

Apple Topping: 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 3 granny smith apples, peeled and cored and thinly sliced

Cinnamon Frosting 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened at room temp 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions: 1. To cook the apples: Place butter and sugar in a large fry pan over low-medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add apple slices and cook for 8-10 minutes or until apples are lightly caramelized. Remove apples from pan and let cool completely.

2. To make the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 325°F Line 24 4-fl-oz-capacity muffin wells with paper liners.

3. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside dry ingredients.

4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides if the bowl occasionally. Beat in the vanilla and grated zest.

5. On low speed, add the flour mixture and mix until flour is barely incorporated. Add the milk and mix until just smooth.

6. Divide the batter among lined muffin wells, filling each well about 2/3 full. Top with the apples.

7. Bake at 325F until a cake tested comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool cupcakes on cooling racks. Make sure cupcakes are completely cooled before frosting.

8. To frost the cupcakes: In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the confectioner's sugar and cinnamon and beat for another 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Frost the cupcakes.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, these apple cupcakes sound so delicious! I don't think I have ever heard of a cupcake with fruit on it. I would love to try out something like this. I love trying out new deserts because they can spice up parties because it isn't something that people usually bring to a party. It seems like this would be pretty easy to make. http://www.glamorganbakery.com

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