Every Wednesday we are rolling out a new addition to the blog entitled, Hump Day Treats. We will be baking up and bringing you the best, delicious tasting dessert recipes we can find. This week’s recipe comes from the popular cupcake shop Sprinkles, founded by Candace Nelson. Who doesn’t love Snickerdoodle Cupcakes? We altered it a bit by adding applesauce and more cinnamon, if you love snickerdoodle cookies you will definitely enjoy these cupcakes. Your favorite cinnamon sugar cookie in cake form, what more could you want?
Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2/3 cup buttermilk, shaken
4 tablespoons applesauce
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, slightly softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons lightly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12-cup cupcake pan with paper liners.
Step Two: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk, applesauce, and vanilla.
Step Three: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and both sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low, add the eggs one at a time, and beat until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly add half the flour mixture, then the buttermilk mixture, then the remaining flour mixture, beating until just blended after each addition.
Divide the batter evenly among the liners and bake until the tops are just dry to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 21 to 23 minutes. Transfer to the pan to a wire rack and cool completely. Begin making cinnamon sugar topping immediately.
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
In a shallow bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Let set for 1 to 2 minutes until it cools some. Using a knife spread the topping over cupcakes. You can also dust powdered sugar on top for decoration.
Did you try them? Comment below!