Apple Pie Cupcakes

Surprise… another apple recipe! This weekend was my husband’s family reunion and all guests were asked to bring either a salad or dessert. Of course, I decided on a dessert and found this recipe on Tasty Kitchen. The reviews were all good and I had everything in my pantry except for frosting, so it was an easy choice. They are so easy to make and taste very good. I had super juicy apples and made more than cupcakes than the original recipe called for (24). I was able to get 24 regular sized cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes.

2 granny smith apples, finely chopped
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp butter
1 box French Vanilla cake mix
1 1/3 cup water
3 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread apple pieces in a single layer on a lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle sugars, nutmeg and cinnamon over apples. Bake for 20 minutes or until apples are cooked.

Remove pan from oven and immediately pour apples and sacue into a heat resistant bowl. Stir in butter until melted. Set aside to cool.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, water, eggs and applesauce until well blended. Mix apples into cake batter. Scoop batter into lined cupcake pans.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

I used vanilla frosting and sprinkled cinnamon.

Recipe adapted from Tasty Kitchen


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