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02 December 2016 @ 01:54 pm
A perfect winter cupcake  
This is a re post from 2013



Adapted from a recipe at food.com



Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 2/3 cups flour
2 cups pasteurized apple cider (cloudy apple juice)
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line cupcake pan. In a small saucepan, heat two cups apple cider to boiling, let simmer until reduced to one cup and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, beat well. Add the baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Stir. Add the flour alternately with the apple cider until thoroughly combined. Pour into prepared cupcake pan, filling each cup 3/4 way full. Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the center cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely.


Icing
1 cup apple cider
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar (icing sugar)
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves

In a small saucepan, heat apple cider to boiling and let simmer until reduced to two tablespoons and set aside to cool. With an electric mixer, beat together cooled reduced cider, cream cheese, cinnamon, cloves and 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Add additional sugar while beating mixture as needed. Pipe onto cupcakes and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
 
 
 
addie71: (Autumn) Snoopy & Woodstockaddie71 on December 2nd, 2016 11:38 pm (UTC)
That sounds so good!
lijahlover: Text-Lead me not unto temptationlijahlover on December 3rd, 2016 12:53 am (UTC)
They are very good. 😃
haruhi_fanharuhi_fan on December 3rd, 2016 01:46 am (UTC)
Ah I tried baking cupcakes before and flopped. Good thing our baker friend made some that are now in our fridge as well as get us some apple cider for dessert later, yum! ^_^
lijahlover: Elijah-Black/White-Smoking on sofalijahlover on December 4th, 2016 03:43 am (UTC)
All my cupcakes turn out perfect for some reason. 😃😃😃
O Demanding One: *WINTER: Festive Cupcakesheyurs on December 4th, 2016 05:30 am (UTC)

Ohymygoodness, YUM! xD

lijahlover: Text-Lead me not unto temptationlijahlover on December 6th, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, they are 😃😃😃