Carrot and Apple Spice Cupcakes

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Tiffany Whittaker

By
@Tiffanyann0725

Recipe obtained from Monica (lick the bowl good)

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c
    4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 2 Tbsp
    pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    carrot and apple puree (plum organics baby food)
  • BROWN SUGAR AND SPICE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1/4 c
    4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 oz
    cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg

How to Make Carrot and Apple Spice Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars til fluffy and pale in color. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg and mix until the spices are fully incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, until well blended then add the maple syrup and vanilla and mix.
  3. Gently add the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined but avoid overmixing the batter. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula then add the pureed carrot and apple mixture. Stir until combined.
  4. Divide batter into 12 cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4 full.
    Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool slightly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting with Brown-Sugar and Spice Cream Cheese Frosting.
  5. To make cream cheese frosting: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy and smooth. Add the brown sugar and spices and beat on medium-high speed until fluffy. Use immediately. Makes 12 cupcakes

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About Carrot and Apple Spice Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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