Day 61 – Healthy(-ish) Applesauce Cupcakes

30 Sep

First, it’s Musical Monday.  Enjoy the video below!

“Mike” written & performed by Nikki Allred.  Congrats to her and Mike, who celebrated their anniversary yesterday AND are currently planning their wedding!!

And, many, many thanks to Priscilla for that amazing “My Year of Cupcakes” video.  It makes me laugh every time I watch it!!   Don’t forget to submit your “musical” or “cupcake” videos to me!

Now, second, make sure you check back later today for the September Monthly Competition!!

Third, check out these Healthy(-ish) Applesauce Cupcakes (recipe below from Cook Quilt Make and Bake).  Ideally, healthy can be tasty.  So read on to see if these hold up!

Apple-Sauce-Cupcakes     Mini-Apple-Sauce-Cupcakes

The mini is super thick! Full-size is thick, almost like bread dough.  Very apple-cinnamon-y.  (Yeah.  It’s a word…)

Cinnamon-glaze

The glaze is a thick liquid.  It’s sweet and extremely cinnamon!

Apple-Sauce-Cupcakes-glazed     Mini-Apple-Sauce-glazed

Not a bad balance at all.  Almost reminds me of a pastry or a donut.  A fantastic vegan option for a yummy treat!   (Note: I only baked them for about half the time that the recipe calls for. They are extremely easy to make, even more so if you buy applesauce instead of making it from scratch.)

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 2.5

– Frosting Taste: 3

– Overall Taste: 3

– Appearance: 3

– Ease of Making: 5

– TOTAL: 16.5

RECIPE (from Cook Quilt Make and Bake)

Ingredients:

3/4 cup apple sauce  – we made our own because we like to know whats in it and we had a bunch of apples sitting around, but you could just as easily use store-bought.

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 cup plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

a pinch of ground nutmeg

Cinnamon Icing:

1/2 cup icing sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon apple juice

2 tablespoons water

For directions visit Cook Quilt Make and Bake.

*Tomorrow: Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes*

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