Spiced Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Packed with apple flavor, these cupcakes will be a hit with kids and adults alike. Drizzle with caramel for an extra touch of decadence.
Makes 12 servings
Chef Tip: Add chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired.
Variety Tip: For best results use Ontario Golden Delicious
|1 cup||all-purpose flour||(250 mL)|
|1/3 cup||whole wheat flour||(75 mL)|
|1 tsp||baking powder||(5 mL)|
|1/2 tsp||baking soda||(2 mL)|
|1/2 tsp||cinnamon||(2 mL)|
|1/4 tsp||salt||(1 mL)|
|2||Ontario Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored|
|1 tbsp||lemon juice||(15 mL)|
|1 tbsp||maple syrup||(15 mL)|
|1/3 cup||unsalted butter, at room temperature||(75 mL)|
|1/2 cup||packed brown sugar||(125 mL)|
|1 tsp||vanilla||(5 mL)|
|1/2 tsp||finely grated lemon zest||(2 mL)|
|3/4 cup||buttermilk||(175 mL)|
|1 tbsp||icing sugar, for dusting||(15 mL)|
See video demonstration: https://youtu.be/6UapB1kmLIo
Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt; set aside. Grate 1 of the apples. Slice remaining apple into 24 slices; toss with lemon juice and maple syrup. Set aside.
In bowl, beat butter with brown sugar using electric beaters until light and fluffy; beat in egg. Beat in vanilla and lemon zest.
With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture in 3 parts and buttermilk in 2 parts, starting and ending with the flour mixture; scrape down bowl as needed between additions. Fold in grated apple.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups; top each with 2 slices of apple. Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until tester inserted into centre comes out clean. Let cool completely; dust cupcakes with icing sugar.
Per 1 cupcake: about 170cal, 3g pro, 6g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 26g carb, 2g fibre, 30mg chol, 160mg sodium. % RDI: 6% vitamin A, 4% vitamin C, 6% calcium, 6% iron.print