Applesauce Muffins recipe with cinnamon, raisins and nuts or frost with Butter Cream Cheese Frosting for cupcakes.
This is a personal recipe given to my husband
in 1969 by Mrs. Cordelia Kelly, Greensboro, NC. She hosted a cooking
show, "What's Cooking Today" on WFMY - Channel 2.
The original recipe was title Apple Cupcakes and did not include a frosting recipe.
Because these moist, yummy cupcakes were not frosted but looked and tasted like muffins, I called them muffins.
Later, I add a delicious frosting calling them cupcakes.
Sift together flour, sugar, salt, soda, baking powder, and spices twice into a mixing bowl.
Add eggs, applesauce, shortening, water, and vanilla extract. Mix on low speed for 1 minute.
Scrape down sides and beat on medium speed for about
1 minute until well blended and lumps are gone. Fold in raisins and nuts.
Line muffin pans with cupcake liners. Fill cups 3/4 full. Bake in preheated oven 400F. 18-20 minutes or until muffins test done.
Remove from oven. Let set 5 minutes and remove from pan leaving the liners intact.
Serve hot out of the oven or cool them on a rack before serving.
Frosting may be added to the tops to turn them into Applesauce Cupcakes.
These muffins make a lovely addition to your breakfast or brunch table.
They also make a delicious dessert to your lunchboxes.
Makes 12-15 medium size muffins or cupcakes.
1 lb. (16 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
Mix all together in mixing bowl on high speed until light and creamy.
Frost cooled muffins or cupcakes.