Yesterday my TO DO List contained one important task : Make desserts for the Thanksgiving Meal on Tuesday Night.
I had planned on making rice crispy treats drizzled with chocolate, a layered jello whip and cupcakes. However, I didn't want to make plain boring cupcakes. I want to spice them up a little bit. I called my mom and looked online. I had a few different cake mixes in the cabinet plus some random ingredients. I found a recipe for applesauce cake and started tweaking my idea.
I took a white cake mix and mixed it per directions using whole eggs. I then added 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and one cup of applesauce. It was enough for 2 dozen mini cupcakes and 20 full size cupcakes. Once they were done baking, I used a fork to poke holes in the top of the cupcakes and poured a little caramel sauce on top. I then used vanilla cream cookie icing to top them off. I had some taste testers and they all said they were AMAZING !!!
Jason wouldn't sleep last night, so I took in back in the kitchen with me to finish frosting the cupcakes and keep him from waking Sammy. He might have taste-tested a couple mini cupcakes for me as well ! He kept signing "more" so they must be good.
This was the recipe I found online that I started with: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/easiest-applesauce-cake/detail.aspx
Here are some pictures :
|my helper - Jason (note the time)|
|Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes|
|Cutest Cupcake Thief !|
|HAPPY THANKSGIVING !|