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Adorable Applesauce Cupcakes

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Adorable Applesauce Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
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Applesauce is a low-fat alternative to oil in baked goods. Plus, it keeps cupcakes moist and adds a subtle fresh flavor.
Updated Aug 30, 2011

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Frosting

Decorations

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you don't have unsweetened applesauce on hand, the regular kind will taste great in these cupcakes, too.

Nutrition

460 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 72g Total Carbohydrate, 54g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
15g
24%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
72g
24%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
54g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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