Sep 15
2010

Apple Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cinnamon Frosting

in Dessert, Fruits & Vegetables

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Apple Cupcake with Marshmallow Cinnamon Frosting

Hello dear readers of the fabulous La Fuji Mama. I am Lora from Cake Duchess. I came across La Fuji Mama this year and I was immediately intrigued by the diversity of her recipes. We met serendipitously via her Japanese Strawberry Shortcake recipe. I couldn’t take my eyes off of its sweet and luscious strawberry layers. That led me to her Fig, Brie & Prosciutto Tarts, her Pumpkin Curry-licious, her Fudge & Banana Custard Pie…this mama can cook!

Fall has been on my mind lately. We don’t really have the four specific seasons here in sunny South Florida. I find solace in fall’s comforting recipes. I bake and cook what should be eaten if I were experiencing pretty leaves falling and the  refreshing temperature change.

Apple Cupcakes with a Marshmallow Cinnamon Frosting is a delicious dessert to ring in the cooler weather and is always a hit with my children. The cupcakes are moist from the grated apples and buttermilk. The marshmallow frosting adds the perfect amount of decadent sweetness. You will know it’s fall when you smell the spices wafting through your kitchen

Apple Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cinnamon Frosting

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Apple Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cinnamon Frosting

Recipe from Lora of Cake Duchess

Makes 12 cupcakes

For the Apple Cupcakes:
1 ½ cups shredded peeled apples
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
½ cup oil (you could use canola oil)
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. To prepare the cupcakes: Line 12  (1/2 cup) muffin cups with cupcake liners or coat with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Set aside.

2. With an electric mixer set at medium speed, combine the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla; beat 2 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the dry ingredients and buttermilk to the batter, starting and ending with dry ingredients. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold in the grated apple. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups.

3. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cupcakes test done in the center. Cool in the pan 5 minutes before unmolding onto a rack. Let cool completely on a wire rack for about an hour before frosting.

For the Marshmallow Frosting:
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup water
2 egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Put egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in a metal bowl. Set over a saucepan of about 2 inches of simmering water. Whisk until sugar is dissolved and whites are warm (approximately 4 minutes).
Transfer the egg white mixture to a bowl. Beat until stiff glossy peaks form (about 7 minutes). Beat in vanilla and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Spread or pipe the frosting onto the completely cooled cupcakes and sprinkle cinnamon on top.

*A quick tip: If you don’t have a professional piping bag, make your own! Spoon the frosting into ziptop bag. Snip an opening off one tip and pipe topping onto each cupcake.

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Paula - bell'alimento September 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

Just Oh my GOODness! Brava Lora! Love Love Love the Marshmallow frosting!

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Lora @cakeduchess September 16, 2010 at 7:30 am

Grazie bella!Marshmallow frosting is fun to make and dangerously yummy!!

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pegasuslegend September 15, 2010 at 10:32 am

these look awesome~

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torviewtoronto September 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

looks lovely

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CookieZenmilk September 15, 2010 at 11:20 am

never in my life have i had marshmallow frosting. sounds yummy.

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Jennifer September 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

These look/sound delicious. Especially the marshmallow frosting. I want to make them just for that.

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Julie Sparks September 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

These sound fantastic! And I love that they don’t look fussy and pretentious like so many cupcakes do these days. :)

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RavieNomNoms September 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Yum!

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Danica September 15, 2010 at 1:31 pm

delicious!!! I NEED to make that frosting!

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Susi September 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Beautiful cupcakes and awesome flavor combination! That frosting looks dangerous, like I would have to restrain myself from eating it by the spoonful :o)

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Jen September 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Wow, these sound and look delicious! Definitely going onto the “need to make these soon” list.

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Mindy September 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm

These look awesome. I love cupcakes, marshmallows and cinnamon, and what better way to welcome Fall than with apples? Can’t wait to try them. Thanks Lora!

And Rachael- LOVE your blog. I’m an avid reader.

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Sara @CaffeIna September 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I tried the marshmallow frosting once and I totally failed! Now I know which recipe to try next time. These cupcakes look amazing. Good luck for the competition!

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Mommyof2Girlz/Steph September 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Wow they look and sound amazing!

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Evan @swEEts September 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Wonderful looking cupcakes!

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Fuji Nana September 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I think I’ll have to whip up a batch of these for Fuji Daughter. They look irresistible, and I’m sure they have medicinal properties. Hmmm….hope they make it to her house.

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notyet100 September 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm

mmm can imagine how delicious this mist be

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Jason's BBQ Adventures September 16, 2010 at 7:03 am

Great looking cupcakes. Love apple cake type dishes and the frosting just sounds amazing.

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Clarice September 28, 2010 at 5:02 pm

These cupcakes photographed beautifully. I really need one of those long, white plates.

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