Saturday, February 19, 2011

Apple Raisin Cupcakes

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
3 eggs
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


  1. Yum! I'll be adding raisins and walnuts. :)

  2. Kirsten-the cupcakes look yummy-might have to give them a try-they would be good to take along to our scrappin' weekend (next weekend), don't you agree Elaine?
    The weather here in Iowa has been unseasonably warm also-in the 40's, but reached 60 on Wednesday. Most of the snow has melted and now I have "flower" fever, however, I know very well, that we'll probably get at least one more good snowstorm before it's officially spring!
    What a great weekend to head to the cabin-have a wonderful time-we'll be looking for some good pics next week! Any of the rest of the fam going or just you guys! Love you & enjoy the weekend!
    Aunt Jean

  3. Gosh - they sound delicious. Love the idea of raisins or sultanas in these.