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Apple Pie Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

apple pie cupcakes

Prep Time

30 mins

Cook Time

18 mins

Servings

36

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Ingredients

  • FOR THE CUPCAKES:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 5 egg whites
  • FOR THE BUTTERCREAM:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 can LUCKY LEAF® Premium or Organic Apple Fruit Filling or Topping

Instructions

MAKE CUPCAKES:
Preheat oven to 350°. Line 3 cupcake pans with liners and set aside.
In measuring cup, combine milk and vanilla.
In a stand mixer, beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Add in sugar until fluffy. 
In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Carefully add flour mixture to the butter mixture alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites at medium speed until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold egg whites into cupcake batter.
Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full. Bake for 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let cool completely before frosting.
MAKE FROSTING:
Beat butter and shortening on medium speed until creamy. Slowly beat in powdered sugar one cup at a time. Mix in salt and vanilla, brown sugar and milk.
To assemble cupcakes, use a paring knife, carefully hollow out tops of each cupcake. Place a generous spoonful of pie filling into the cavity of each cupcake. Pipe frosting on top.

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