Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes with Green Maple Icing

cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2  large apples peeled and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Whipping cream (powder)
  • 125 ml milk
  • Food coloring

Directions

  1. Arrange a rack in the upper third of the oven and pre-heat to 180°C. Line a cupcake pan with baking liners. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. Whisk in the oil and vanilla. Stir into the flour mixture until just combined; stir in the apples. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan until almost full. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl add the syrup, whipping cream, milk, some cinnamon and food coloring. Beat until thick. Place it in the fridge to cool.
  4. After both the cupcakes and the icing has cooled. Put the icing on the cupcakes and enjoy a delicious dessert :).

Adapted from: http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-search/dessert-recipes/caramel-apple-cupcakes

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