These apple cupcakes are one of my sister-in laws favorite cupcake recipes. This recipe is a winner with applesauce to make them moist and a terrific cream cheese frosting. Thanks Suz!
6 Tablespoons softened butter
1 cup brown sugar, either light or dark
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups applesauce
Preheat the oven to 375'F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with papers. Beat butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to the creamed butter. Stir in applesauce.
Spoon batter into the prepared muffin pans. Bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Cool on a rack and frost when fully cool.
6 oz. softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon oil or 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind (optional)
1 1/4 cups flaked coconut
Using an electric mixer, mix first 4 ingredients together until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Then hold each cupcake upside down and press gently into the coconut.