Apple Spice Cupcake with cream cheese frosting
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Apple Spice Cake

Moist apple spice cake recipe
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 151kcal
Author I Heart Eating

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk regular or low-fat
  • 1 cup peeled and grated baking apple*
  • Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners. Set aside. 
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves together. Set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat brown sugar, vegetable oil, and applesauce together until well-combined.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add in 1/2 of the flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
  • Mix in buttermilk until just combined.
  • Add remaining 1/2 of the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in grated apple until just combined.
  • Divide mixture evenly among two prepared muffin pans.
  • Bake for 18-25 minutes, or until cupcakes spring back when lightly touched. 
  • Allow to cool in pan for about 5-10 minutes. 
  • Remove to wire cooling rack, and let come to room temperature before frosting.

Notes

*Peel and grate the apples before measuring
**Nutrition values are estimates. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1unfrosted cupcake | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.9mg