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Applesauce-Filled Cupcakes

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Easy cinnamon-flavored, applesauce-filled cupcakes are drizzled with cinnamon icing and garnished with chopped pecans."
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1 h servings 141
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cupcakes)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) or to temperature indicated on cake mix package. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Pour cake mix into bowl and add 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Prepare cake batter (with vegetable oil and eggs) according to package directions.
  3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full, and bake according to package directions (typically 18 to 21 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
  4. Remove muffin pans from the oven, and allow to cool.
  5. Cut a plug about 1-1/2" inches long and 3/4 inch in diameter out of the center of each cupcake. Fill the opening with about 2 teaspoons applesauce or enough to fill hole.
  6. Beat together the confectioners' sugar, cinnamon, and milk until mixture can be drizzled. If too thin, add more sugar; if too thick, add more milk. Drizzle icing over top of cupcake. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Allow icing to dry before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • An inexpensive plastic cup cake corer creates a perfect hole in the center of the muffin or cupcake.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 141 calories; 5.9 20.9 1.5 21 126 Full nutrition

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It was a great recipe, super yummy! ;)