Apple Orchard Cupcakes
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 36-40
  • Servings: 12 Cupcakes
  • Preparation Time: 12-14
  • For Cupcakes
  • Full box Dassant American Pie Applesauce Cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • For Topping
  • Store bought white frosting
  • Green decorating sugar
  • Red decorating sugar
  • 12 pretzel sticks
  • 12 mint leaves
DIRECTIONS
  1. For Cupcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line standard muffin tins with decorative paper liners.
  3. Combine eggs, oil, and applesauce in medium size bowl. Add mix.
  4. Gently whisk together until smooth. Divide batter into paper liners filling 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean. Remove from oven, cooling in tins for 10 minutes.
  6. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely before decorating.
  7. For Topping
  8. Frost cupcakes.
  9. Pour green and red decorating sugars into separate bowls. Roll 6 cupcakes tops in green sugar and 6 in red.
  10. Place a pretzel stick in each top and garnish with mint leaves.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Cupcakes are supposed to be fun and these certainly are. Kids will love making these and sharing them with teachers and friends. The neat part about them is that they not only look like apples - they taste like apple too!