Apple Orchard Cupcakes

Apple Cupcakes


  • Makes: 12 Cupcakes
  • Active Time: 18-20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 36-40 Minutes
  • Tools Required: Standard Muffin Pan, Decorative Paper Liners, Medium Size Bowl, Spatula, Oven Thermometer

Ingredients

    • For Cupcakes

    • Full box Apple Cake Mix
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup applesauce
    • For Topping

    • Store bought white frosting
    • Green decorating sugar
    • Red decorating sugar
    • 12 pretzel sticks
    • 12 mint leaves

Directions

    • For Cupcakes

    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line standard muffin tins with decorative paper liners.
    • Combine eggs, oil, and applesauce in medium size bowl. Add mix. Gently whisk together until smooth. Divide batter into paper liners filling 2/3 full.
    • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean. Remove from oven, cooling in tins for 10 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely before decorating.
    • For Topping

    • Frost cupcakes.
    • Pour green and red decorating sugars into separate bowls. Roll 6 cupcakes tops in green sugar and 6 in red.
    • Place a pretzel stick in each top and garnish with mint leaves.

Recipe Summary

Use with

Applesauce Cake Mix

Fresh Ingredients

Eggs, Fresh Mint Leaves

Staples

Vegetable Oil, Applesauce, White Frosting, Green Decorating Sugar, Red Decorating Sugar, Pretzel Sticks

Tools

Standard Muffin Pan, Decorative Paper Liners, Medium Size Bowl, Spatula, Oven Thermometer

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