Recipe courtesy of Diana Colletti
Show: Cupcake Wars
Episode: The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy's Applesauce Cupcake with Cinnamon Goat Cheese Frosting
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
40 cupcakes
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
40 cupcakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Apple Filling:
Applesauce Cake Batter:
Frosting:

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners (for a total of 40 cupcakes).

For the apple filling: In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and apples. Set aside.

For the applesauce cake batter: Cream together the granulated sugar, butter and oil in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat until well mixed. Add the applesauce and vanilla and mix well.

Fill the liners one-third full with the applesauce cake batter. Add some of the apple filling on top, and then add additional applesauce cake batter to cover the apple filling; the liners should be two-thirds full. Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 16 to 19 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting: In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and goat cheese until light and smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time and mix until fully incorporated. Add the vanilla bean paste and cinnamon and beat on high until light and fluffy.

Using a piping bag, pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. 

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

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