My husband isn’t a fan of plain cake, but specialty cupcakes are a favorite. Last night I tried these Apple Pie Cupcakes. They turned out well, but they are not as high on the list as the Raspberry White Chocolate Cupcakes.
Still, if you like apple pie, you’ll enjoy these!
Tips: This cake is super light and so yummy! I think that adding a little cinnamon to the cupcake batter would make for a good addition!
This recipe supposedly makes 24 cupcakes (but I found it made 24 regular plus one pan of minis!) Also, I made two batches of frosting and needed every bit of it (I decorate rather than use a spatula to cover.) I found my smaller cookie scoop is the perfect batter dipper for mini cupcakes!
3 cups cake flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/5 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 can apple pie filling
1/5 cups butter
1.5 cups confectioner sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 12-cupcake pans with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder and salt.
With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
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; stir until just combined.
Pour into cupcake liners 1/2 – 3/4 full.
Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes.
Allow cupcakes to completely cool on a wire rack.
Once the cupcakes are cool using a melon ball scooper (or a knife) take two scoops out of the center of the cupcake and insert the pie filling enough to make it level with the edges of the cupcake. You may have to cut up the apples in the pie filling. (I just put the apple pie filling in my little chopper for a second and the pieces were perfectly sized for the cupcake.)
Beat the butter until light and fluffy. add the powdered sugar and cinnamon and beat until light and fluffy. Frost the cupcakes.