Apple Cupcake Recipe

Looking for a fun back-to-school classroom treat? Mix up our Easy Applesauce Muffin batter (or your favorite recipe), then decorate them with natural red frosting, pretzels, and mint leaves to look like apples!

Makes:

12 Cupcakes

Hands-on time:

15 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

60 minutes

Ingredients

  • muffin or cupcake batter (Easy Applesauce Muffins or your favorite recipe)
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 12 pretzel sticks
  • 12 mint leaves

Kids kitchen skills:

  • baking
  • frosting
  • creative presentation

Tools:

  • 12-cup muffin tin
  • 12 paper bake cup liners
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • aluminum foil
  • strainer

Step-by-step

Grown-up steps
  1. Prepare the batter according to recipe directions. Line the muffin tin with paper bake cups. Roll aluminum foil into small balls and place each one between a liner and a muffin pan cup (see photo above). Pour the batter into the liners, then bake according to the recipe directions.
  2. Meanwhile, mix up some red frosting. To tint a bowl of vanilla frosting, push the fresh raspberries through a strainer so the juice runs into the icing. Stir it up. Then frost your cooled cupcakes.
  3. Press a pretzel stick into the top of each cupcake. Add a fresh mint leaf to each apple. Enjoy!

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