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Apple Spice Cupcakes With Sweet Frosting Are the Perfect Fall Treat

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Apple Spice Cupcakes With Sweet Frosting Are the Perfect Fall Treat

Posted by Nicole Fabian-Weber on September 16, 2012 at 8:15 AM

cupcakesWell, it happened. Fall is officially here. Well, maybe not officially, as the start of the season is September 22, but it feels like fall. The kids are back in school; temperatures have dropped; and Halloween decorations abound at every drug store. And if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right? Let's embrace the season, shall we? At least food-wise. Let's make delicious Apple Spice Cupcakes with Super Sweet Frosting. It's the perfect treat to ease you in to the season -- and the perfect treat to make with the kids!

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Apple Spice Cupcakes With Cider Cream Cheese Frosting adapted from Epicurious

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes

  • 3 cups unpasteurized apple cider
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


For the icing

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, cut into bits and softened
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

Instructions:

Make the cupcakes:

1. In a large saucepan boil the cider until it is reduced to about 1 1/2 cups and let it cool. In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat together the shortening and the sugar until the mixture is fluffy and beat in the eggs, 1 at a time.
 
2. Into the bowl sift together the flour, the cloves, the cinnamon, the baking soda, and a pinch of salt, stir in the reduced cider, and combine the mixture well.
 
3. Divide the batter among 18 paper-lined 1/2-cup muffin tins and bake the cupcakes in the middle of a preheated 375 F. oven for 25 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Transfer the cupcakes to a rack, let them cool in the tins, and remove them from the tins.

Make the icing:
 
1. In a saucepan boil the cider until it is reduced to about 1/4 cup and let it cool. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together the cream cheese, the confectioners' sugar, the reduced cider, and a pinch of salt until the icing is smooth.
 

2. Spread each cupcake with some of the icing.

by on Sep. 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Replies (11-20):
KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Those look amazing!
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Kat940
by Kat on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Yum
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copperswifey
by Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

We just got some Apple Cider from the apple farm down the street. I'm going to try these. Thank you! :)

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Sep. 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Ohhh those sound really good!

alliesmom112
by Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:18 PM

what a yummy recipe

meglennox
by Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM

 omywow, that sounds yummy!

LOswald0314
by Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Sounds so good!

lalasmama2007
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Yum!
Bmat
by Member on Sep. 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Thank you for the Autumn recipe!

Madelaine
by Member on Sep. 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Definitely making these!  Yum!

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