APPLE STREUSEL CUPCAKES

[ 3 ] November 24, 2012 |

These cupcakes  are moist and tender, and they’re full of chopped apples. They have a lovely texture.

I  have been in the mood of baking cupcakes lately and these are just the perfect cupcakes.

Top tender apple cupcakes with a sweet and crunchy topping of brown sugar and almonds, then drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze.

These cupcakes are filled with real bits of apple and wonderful flavor  of cinnamon and sugar. They’re ideal for any time of day, from breakfast to dessert.

I have adapted the recipe from Cooking Light!

APPLE STREUSEL CUPCAKES

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup fat free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped Gala apple
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Streusel:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons 2% reduced-fat milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place muffin cup liners in 12 muffin cups; coat with cooking spray.
  3. Lightly spoon 1 1/2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine sugar, cream cheese, and 1/4 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until well blended. Add vanilla, and egg to sugar mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Combine sour cream and 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended. Combine apple and 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl; toss well.
  4. Add flour mixture and yogurt mixture alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until blended. Fold in apple mixture. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  5. To prepare the streusel, combine 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal; stir in almonds. Sprinkle streusel evenly over cupcakes. Bake at 350° for 27 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack, and remove the cupcakes from pan.
  6. To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons milk in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over cupcakes.
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  1. Love this! I’m sure I could have one of these for breakfast every morning!

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