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Applesauce Spice Cupcakes

I began making these moist cupcakes in grade school and still bake them today. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs. room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup prepared cream cheese frosting

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Frost cooled cupcakes.
Nutrition Facts
1 cupcake: 258 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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