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Adorable Applesauce Cupcakes

Applesauce is a low-fat alternative to oil in baked goods. Plus, it keeps cupcakes moist and adds a subtle fresh flavor.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4
cup apple juice
1/3
cup unsweetened applesauce
3
eggs

Frosting

1/2
teaspoon red paste food color
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting

Decorations

12
thin pretzel sticks, broken into pieces
16
spearmint leaf gumdrops
12
gummy worm candies, cut in half, if desired

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans 10 minutes; carefully remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Stir paste food color into frosting in container. Spread frosting over cupcakes.
  • 5 To decorate cupcakes, poke 1 pretzel piece into each cupcake for stem. Cut each gumdrop leaf into 3 slices. Poke 2 gumdrop leaves into top of each cupcake on either side of pretzel stem. Poke half of gummy worm into each cupcake. Store loosely covered.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
72g
72%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
54g
54%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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