If you're thinking to yourself, "oh, these sounds healthy" - um, not really. I guess they're not unhealthy, but with 1 cup of canola oil and three eggs, they're not fat-free. You probably could substitute applesauce or yogurt in place of the oil, but if you're only eating a cupcake at least your portion size is controlled. Plus, they're really delicious.
I missed Favourite Thing Friday yesterday because we were outside most of the day. The kids have a long weekend off from school and it was 70+ degrees Fahrenheit yesterday!
We're leaving for the cabin later this morning and hopefully I won't forget the camera, Marg!
Anyway, back to the cupcakes - this is my recipe for apple-raisin cake - from my trusty Brethren church cookbook.
Apple Raisin Cupcakes
1 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 t baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup walnuts (I have never added these, but I usually add raisins)
4 cups sliced apples (I do not peel these)
1. Mix wet ingredients, slowly add dry ingredients.
2. Stir in apples and walnuts and/or raisins.
3. Place in cupcake papers and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Icing: (I usually double this recipe - we really like icing!)
1/2 T soft butter
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
3 oz cream cheese
beat together until smooth and spread on cooled cupcakes