Treat of the Week: Fresh Apple Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Grated Gala apples and the perfect spices make up the batter for these moist, tender cupcakes. They are iced with a thick, creamy cream cheese frosting which is the ideal counterpoint to the mellow spice of the cake.
This past weekend, my mother treated us with the best possible, pre-Thanksgiving treat. These cupcakes have all of the rich flavors of fall with apples and cinnamon, but introduce the spices we associate with the confections of Christmas. A transitional seasonal dessert, with their piped white frosting, they also remind us that winter is just around the corner.