Monday, October 13, 2008
Iron Cupcake Cheese
This is a take on a classic...Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese. Remember when cheddar was served with apple pie? Sometimes it was in the crust, sometimes on the side, even melted over the top. I created a cupcake that tastes like apple pie, and included cheddar inside the cupcake. I topped the cupcake with streusel, then a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. That's right, double cheese! This turned out far better than I imagined. Don't be afraid, give it a try. It really is delicious!
Apple Cheddar Cupcakes topped with Streusel & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 slightly beaten eggs
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups apples, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick of cold butter
To make the streusel:
Combine all dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it resembles corn meal. Or, use a pastry blender, and do this by hand. Set aside.
For the cupcake:
Preheat oven to 350
Combine the dry ingredients and set aside. In a stand mixer, combine the eggs and oil. Gradually add the dry ingredients and beat on low until combined. Add apples and cheese and mix until incorporated. Top with streusel and bake for 20-25 minutes. Streusel may spread out when baked, which is fine. Makes 2 dozen.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups confectioner's sugar, more if needed
1 teaspoon cinnamon6 tablespoons butter, softened
Whip ingredients together until well combined and fluffy. Frost cooled cupcakes.
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