School Days Applesauce Cupcakes

From BETTY CROCKER
Makes 24 servings

BETTY CROCKER Super Moist cake mix and frosting come together in this beautiful applesauce flavored cupcake–a perfect dessert to remind you of your school days.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 box BETTY CROCKER Super Moist yellow cake mix
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup apple juice or cider
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 eggs
Frosting
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar

DECORATIONS

1/2 cup BETTY CROCKER Whipped fluffy white frosting
48 miniature chocolate candy bars (from 12-oz bag), unwrapped

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

2. In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in milk; return to a boil. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Frost cupcakes. (If frosting becomes thick, stir in 1/2 teaspoon milk.)

3. For each cupcake, pipe computer keyboard and screen onto 2 chocolate candy bars. Pipe frosting on 1 long edge of keyboard; place screen onto keyboard. Pipe small amount of frosting on bottom of computer; place on cupcake. Store loosely covered.

 

TIP:To use these cupcakes as place cards for a party, pipe the initials of each guest on the “computer screen” before attaching the “screens” to the cupcakes.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday fun at bettycrocker.com