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Adapted from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes by Simple Girl at Home! Ingredients: -1/2 cup canola oil -4 large eggs, room temperature -3/4 cup packed brown sugar -3/4 cup granulated sugar -2 cups white, whole-wheat flour -1 teaspoon baking soda -3/4 teaspoon salt -2 teaspoons cinnamon -1/8 teaspoon cloves -1/2 teaspoon nutmeg -1 1/2 cups applesauce 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. 2. With an electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar and oil. 3. Add dry ingredients and continue mixing. 4. Mix in applesauce. 5. Divide batter among 18 - 20 lined cups. 6. Bake for 16 - 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. 7. Cool completely and then frost. Brown-Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients: -1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature -8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature -1 cup packed light brown sugar -1 teaspoon vanilla -pinch of salt 1. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat ingredients until smooth. Use immediately, or refrigerate up to 3 days in an airtight container. 2. Before using, bring to room temperature and beat on low speed until smooth.
I'm glad to see cloves in the recipe, that will give the cake such a rich flavor. Yum!
@ChristinaBryce got it, thanks! I don't know much about substitutions
@onesmile You'll be getting a much healthier cake :) especially if replacing really fatty melted butter
I have never actually tried baking with applesauce how does it affect the cake? @ChristinaBryce