What's more delicious than a red, ripe, juicy apple? An apple look-alike! These cupcakes are easy to whip up and a great addition to any Fall-themed party.
Hands-On Time: 15 minutes
Ready In: 35 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
1 boxed yellow cake mix
apple juice - as needed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups white icing
red food coloring - as needed
6 cinnamon sticks - each cut in half
6 candy spearmint leaves - cut in half horizontally
- Prepare cake mix using apple juice in place of water and adding cinnamon.
- Bake in 12 muffin cups as directed.
- While cupcakes are baking, tint icing with red food coloring so it is the color of ripe apples.
- Frost cupcakes and push a cinnamon stick in the center of each, sticking out slightly so it looks like an apple stem. Add a candy spearmint 'leaf' to each.