Apple Spice Cupcakes

Topped with mini gingerbread men, these cupcakes get into the holiday spirit!

Topped with mini gingerbread men, these cupcakes get into the holiday spirit!Chloe calls cupcakes 'muffins' and eats them with gusto

 

Apple Spice Cupcakes
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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INGREDIENTS
Serves 24

Apple Spice Cupcakes:
  • 1½ cups organic apple juice (even better if you use fresh squeezed)
  • 1 Tablespoon arrowroot
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ cup apple sauce (or core and chop one apple, mix with 1 Tablespoon apple juice in microwave safe bowl, cover with wax paper and microwave in 30 sec increments until tender. Throw in mini food processor and process to desired consistency. I like to leave some apple chunks, makes for an exciting cupcake eating experience!)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ⅓ cup Canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Spiced Buttercream Frosting:
  • ½ cup nonhydrogenated vegan shortening (EarthBalance)
  • ½ cup nonhydrogenated vegan margarine (EarthBalance)
  • 3½ cups organic powdered evaporated cane sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup rice milk
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
INSTRUCTIONS

Apple Spice Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your muffin tray with cute cupcake liners.
  2. Mix the apple juice, arrowroot, cinnamon, cloves and allspice together and set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl combine the apple sauce, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar, canola oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the apple sauce mixture in small batches mixing until well combined. Add the apple juice mixture slowly, mixing until fully incorporated.
  6. Spray each liner with non-stick spray. Fill each liner ¾ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your muffin tray with cute cupcake liners.
  9. Mix the apple juice, arrowroot, cinnamon, cloves and allspice together and set aside.
  10. In large mixing bowl combine the apple sauce, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar, canola oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  11. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  12. Add the flour mixture to the apple sauce mixture in small batches mixing until well combined. Add the apple juice mixture slowly, mixing until fully incorporated.
  13. Spray each liner with non-stick spray. Fill each liner ¾ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  14. Cool completely before frosting.
Spiced Buttercream Frosting:
  1. Beat the shortening and margarine until well combined. Add the sugar and beat for a few more minutes, until fluffy. Add the vanilla, rice milk and spices. Beat for another 5 minutes.
NUTRITION

Calories: 219     Fat: 10 g     Carbohydrates: 31 g     Sodium: 105 mg     Fiber: 2 g     Protein: 2 g    

 

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