I really do bake more than cupcakes! And later this week I will prove it. But for now I will share another 5 star recipe from Martha Stewart's Cupcake cookbook. The bonus round this month was Applesauce-Spice Cupcakes on page 55. This was a great fall pick, it mixed together quickly with ingredients in my pantry. The recipe called for toasted pecans, an ingredient I use often. I toast several cups at once on my large Pampered Chef bar pan and keep them in the freezer.
The cupcakes were spicy, the toasted pecans added a fun texture but the frosting really brought all these fall flavors together. A simple frosting of butter, cream cheese and brown sugar was the perfect topping for another fun cupcake. Check MSCC and see what other bakers created.
I'll be back later this week with my favorite tomato soup--a great 30 minute meal. I also have a pecan pie bar that was a hit at Thanksgiving.