Monday, September 21, 2009

Pirapple Cupcakes...Aaarg!

Ahoy me mateys! Saturday was "Talk like a pirate day" so we wanted to rustle up some pirate grub. (We use any excuse to party!) We made a meal of Cornish hens, "hard tack" biscuits, and pirate grog. To top it off we served up some Pirapple cupcakes. What the heck is Pirapple you may ask? It's just a combo of yummy apple cupcakes with a little Pirattitude.

I found a new cinnamon apple ice cream topping the other day and I was dying to see how it tasted in cupcakes. Oh boy was it delicious!

Kami's Pirapple Cupcake's


1 box Betty Crocker Spice Cake
3 eggs
1/3 cup applesauce
1 1/4 cup water
1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
1 jar apple cinnamon ice cream topping


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl add cake mix, eggs, water, and applesauce. Beat for 3 minutes. Stir in chopped apple. Fill 24 muffin cups 1/4 full with cake batter. Place a teaspoon of apple cinnamon topping in middle of each cupcake. Top with remaining cake batter. Bake for 17-22 minutes or until toothpick poked into side of cupcake comes out clean. Once cooled, top with caramel frosting recipe below.

Betty Crocker's Caramel Frosting:


1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar


Heat margarine in 2-quart saucepan until milted. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir over low heat 2 minutes; stir in milk. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm. Gradually stir in powdered sugar. Place pan of frosting in bowl of cold water; beat until smooth and of spreading consistency. If frosting becomes too stiff, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Frosts a 13x9-inch cake or fills and frosts two 8-or9-inch cake layers. 15 servings; 185 calories per serving.

That there be a mighty fine treat fit for any pirate!


Anonymous said...

Oh yum. These look delicious!!

the ungourmet said...

My son would love these pirate cupcakes! So cute matey!! Argh!

Karine said...

They look so cute!