Apple Spice Cake
Moist apple spice cake recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
- 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
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.
*Peel and grate the apples before measuring
**Nutrition values are estimates.
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