Sunday, November 29, 2009

MSCC Apple Spice Cupcakes


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.

9 comments:

jill said...

mmm, brownsugar in frosting?!? sounds tasty!

Miss you...Wish I was there to sample some of those cupcakes

Amber said...

Those look yummy! Boy do I need to pick up a copy of that cookbook....

k.a.r.e.n said...

Lovely looking cupcakes! You know, i totally forgot all about the nuts!

Tracey said...

Beautiful cupcakes! I love the way your frosting looks - almost like snow on a hill :) I thought these were pretty tasty, though definitely more muffin than cupcake.

Sherry G said...

This is the first time I've seen your blog and it's really great! I too loved the fact that I didn't need to go to the store to get any ingredients. I had them all at home! I'll definitely have to try your idea of freezing toasted pecans so you'll always have them on hand. Neat tip!

Nina said...

YUM!
I actually left out the nuts, I dont particularly like nuts in my cupcakes haha.

Jennifer said...

These were super easy to make, glad you enjoyed them, too. :)

SUGAR B said...

Ooh I love your cupcakes! They look delicious! I am also looking forward to the pecan bars that you mentioned.

I love Fall desserts; my favorite time of year!

Thanks for baking the bonus round!

Kayte said...

I'm a little behind in catching up with blog alongs, but I just wanted to say that these were such a hit here, I made them twice! Yours look good, maybe I should make them for the guys again!