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Apple Pie Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

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    36

Ingredients

FOR THE CUPCAKES:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 5 egg whites

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM:

Directions

MAKE CUPCAKES:

  1. Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350°. Line 3 cupcake pans with liners and set aside.

  2. Step 2
    In measuring cup, combine milk and vanilla.

  3. Step 3
    In a stand mixer, beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Add in sugar until fluffy.

  4. Step 4
    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.

  5. Step 5
    In a separate bowl, beat egg whites at medium speed until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold egg whites into cupcake batter.

  6. Step 6
    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:

  1. Step 1
    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.

  2. Step 2
    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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