Friday, September 20, 2013

The Flavors of Fall

When is fall?
It's when Starbucks rolls out their pumpkin spice latte, forget what the calendar says.
Lately I have been asked to make a lot of cupcakes and I have to admit...I LOVE IT!

I was invited to a house warming / birthday party that I needed to bring a dish to pass. 
I volunteered to bring cupcakes.

I was inspired by my pumpkin spice latte to test out some fall flavors I had found.
Both come from the Your Cup of Cake blog.
So far I have had no disappointments with her recipes so I checked her blog first for some fall cupcake flavors.
I found a Caramel Apple Cupcake and a Pumpkin Rose Cupcake recipe.

If you would like to try the recipe as written please click on the links.
I made some changes to the icing, other than that I followed the recipes as written.

For the apple spice cupcakes I opened my can of apple pie filling and stuck my sharp knife in and chopped the apples up right in the can.

Pour all the ingredients into a bowl.

Mix until smooth

Fill cupcake wrappers, I use my 1/4 cup measure to fill my cupcake wrappers.

I double up my cupcakes pans to prevent bottoms from burning so I have to bake a bit longer than the original recipe recommends.
I baked mine for 19 minutes.
These cupcakes are a more dense cupcake, almost muffin like, but delicious!

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I iced these with the cream cheese butter cream and left off the caramel topping ( only because I forgot to buy a jar at the store).

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The vanilla spice cupcake recipe that is the base of the pumpkin rose cupcakes was fantastic as well.

Full of fall flavor and much less dense than the apple cupcakes.
I iced these with the same cream cheese icing I used on the apple cupcakes.
I will try the pumpkin icing next time, it looks good but I was short on time and just made one large batch of icing.

The new fall flavors were a hit, they will be in my recipe box.

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