Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cupcakes

apple spice cupcake.

Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Walnuts

Ingredients:

Baking Cups
1 box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup chopped peeled apple
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
6 oz gluten-free cream cheese, softened
3 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup gluten-free glazed walnuts, chopped

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F. Place Baking Cups in muffin tin. In large bowl, beat cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, 1/2 cup butter, the vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in chopped apple. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Frosting:
In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cream cheese and maple syrup with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with glazed walnuts
In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cream cheese and maple syrup with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with glazed walnuts.
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Glazed Walnuts{This recipe is more than needed for the cup cakes, but they can be used with salads or just for snacking so I always do more you can reduce the recipe if you like]

2 cups chopped walnuts[ not finely chopped]
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cups of water

Lightly grease a baking sheet. In a 1 quart glass measure, combine walnut halves, sugar, and water. Cook in microwave oven on high setting for 8 to 8 1/2 minutes, or until sugar has caramelized. Stir several times during cooking. Pour out onto prepared baking sheet, and separate into pieces. Let cool completely. store in an airtight container.

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