Keep the Doctor Away on National Apple Day with Purecane’s Caramel Apple Cupcakes
It’s no secret that apples are a signature symbol of Fall; there’s nothing quite like going apple-picking on a crisp weekend while wrapped in your favorite cozy flannel. And the best part - using your freshly-picked produce is a fall-favorite recipe! The opportunities for baking with apples are endless, from pies and cobblers to breads and crisps...that’s why there’s a national holiday dedicated to them! Our Nutritionist pal Jacki, MS of @figgindelicious put her own twist on a fall classic and created a drool-worthy recipe for Caramel Apple Cupcakes. Baked with love and Purecane Baking Sweetener, these cupcakes will satisfy both your sweet tooth and your waistline. Celebrate National Apple Day with us and tag @Purecane in all your delicious apple recipes!
The Dry - Cupcake
- 2 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup milk (of choice)
- ½ cup Purecane™ zero calorie baking sweetener
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp butter (melted)
- 1 granny smith apple (peeled and finely shredded)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
The Wet - Caramel Frosting
- ½ cup unsalted butter (room temp)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp caramel sauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, milk, applesauce, butter, vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- Combine dry ingredients into wet and mix until no clumps remain.
- Fold in shredded apple. Fill 12 lined muffins slots ¾ to the top.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 24 - 26 mins.
- For the frosting, use an electric mixer to cream butter, then slowly add powdered sugar.
- Finally, mix in caramel and vanilla.
You will LOVE the taste of Purecane™ Baking Sweetener and how similar it browns to sugar. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your Purecane™ baking experience.
- Don’t forget to bring your butter to room temperature if you are blending butter with Purecane™.
- Purecane™ will take a little longer to blend with butter, but it is worth the wait.
- If you prefer a more moist baked result, consider increasing your eggs or the amount of butter you use.
- For recipes calling for 1 cup or more of Purecane Baking Sweetener, you may wish to add ⅛ teaspoon of salt for a better balanced sweetness.