Monday, April 2, 2012

Spiced Cocoa Cupcakes Recipes

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
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  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg, applesauce, and melted butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the cranberries. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and milk and whisk until smooth. Drizzle icing over the cupcakes.