Applesauce Spice Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting


Applesauce Spice Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Muffins:
Yield 12
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 cloves
3/4 cup applesauce

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture, alternately with applesauce. Fill a lined muffin pan with batter 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 21-23 minutes. Cool ten minutes and transfer to a wire rack. Frost if desired.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
Makes 4 cups
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
12 ounces cream cheese, room temp
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3/4 tsp vanilla

With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, and then vanilla, and mix until smooth and combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Pipe onto muffins.

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