Ever have one of those days where you are in the mood to be so productive, but you cannot think straight enough to get one thing done? Today is one of those days. I have had this blog post draft sitting up for hours, I’ve distracted myself with researching new books to read, I’ve attempted to still reorganize my Pinterest, I have an ungodly amount of tabs open ranging from a recap of Bindi Irwin’s DWTS “Dirty Dancing” reenactment to Google’s results of my search “Kaley Cuoco workout” to my Gmail account. Seriously, I’m all over the place. I only had 1 cup of coffee too!
So the entire point of this post is to tell you about these yummy, yummy, yummy (seriously, so yummy) cupcakes I made! Disregard the somewhat ugliness of the frosting… I need to learn how to pipe frosting! Well I need to learn, and I also need to invest in a piping kit. Anyone have any suggestions?
The thought of creating my own baking recipe intimidates me. It isn’t like a soup, or a pasta dish where if it needs a bit more salt- you can just throw it in. Once whatever your baking goes into the oven- there’s absolutely no turning back. So hope that it turns out good, or else you run the risk of tossing what you just made!
With that being said, and with it being fall, my mom has kept an abundance of apples around the house. I’m not complaining, they are downright delicious and so flavorful. In an effort to be creative, I attempted to somewhat create my own Apple Cupcakes recipe, but since I was bringing them to a party- I didn’t want to run the risk of making them, having them taste terrible, and then being stuck with no dessert for the party. Cause what party doesn’t have dessert!? A lame one- that’s what kind of party doesn’t have dessert.
I googled “Apple Cupcake Recipe” and good chunk of the results gave me “Apple Pie Cupcakes”. Don’t get me wrong, they look great, but I was looking to incorporate the apple into the bread- not as a filling. I finally settled on this recipe from Food Network. The only thing different from the recipe that I did was use plain sugar, use 2 tsp of Vanilla Extract, didn’t use Apple Butter, and used 1 1/2 c. chopped Apples.
As for the frosting, I did do my research and felt comfortable enough to make my own. Below you will find a printable version of the recipe I derived from Food Network, along with my changes, as well as the frosting recipe.
Does anyone have any more tips for a new baker, such as myself? Please do share