The cake was Martha Stewart's Apple Spice Cupcake recipe. So delish and so moist!
Applesauce Spice Cupcakes
2 c all purpose floud
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter @ room temperature
1 c granulated sugar
1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
4 large eggs @ room temperature
1 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
Preheat to 350 F and line your cupcake tin with your favorite liners!
Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove in a medium mixing bowl.
In an electric mixing bowl (fitted with whisk attachment) cream butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl as needed. Switch to low and add applesauce and then flour - beat until just combined.
Fill tins to 3/4 with batter and bake for 20 minutes!
I then topped them with red and green fondant, and stuck a pretzel stick right in the middle (as the stem). Then, a little green leaf, and we had a full fledged apple! I coated the top of the cupcakes with a very light layer of cream cheese frosting, so that fondant would stick!
This is the first time I have made something with fondant for my AVID students, and they were pretty excited! They took some of their own pictures :) They then used them as brain food to study - I love those kids!
|You can see the red and green varieties! An apple a day keep these students ready to learn!|