Spiced Applesauce Cupcakes

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“These are SO darn good! This recipe makes a nice, big batch of cupcakes - it's good for taking to the office, parties, etc. Recipe is from Sunset.”
18 cupcakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt until very well combined; set aside.
  2. In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy; add egg and beat until fluffy.
  3. Stir in applesauce.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended; stir in nuts.
  5. Spoon batter into paper-lined or well-greased 2 1/2-inch muffin pans, filling each about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake in a 350°oven until tops spring back when lightly touched (20-25 min).
  7. let cool in pans on wire racks for about 5 minutes.
  8. Prepare Apple Glaze, carefully remove cupcakes, place on racks and brush with glaze.
  9. Apple Glaze: mix powdered sugar and apple juice until smoothly blended and of a good brushing consistency.

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