Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Apple Bourbon Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Hello Fall!

And hello friends of Crushcakes! It's been a while!

Here is a delicious fall recipe, My honey says they are perhaps the best cupcakes I have ever made...They were such a hit at Ladies Climb night, that I had to make them two days in a row!! Try 'em out, hope you love them as much as we did!


1.5 cups Granny Smith Apples Grated ( About 1.5 Apples) I ate the left over half of an apple with some yummy humbolt fog cheese from cyprus grove...If there is one thing I love as much as cupcakes, its good cheese.
1 Tbs Makers Mark Bourbon ( you can also use brandy or cognac)
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs
1/2 cup veggie oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 & Insert liners into cupcake pan ( Makes about 16 regular cupcakes or 30 mini cupcakes)

In a small bowl mix the grated apples and the bourbon

In a separate bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda

Add the eggs, oil, and apple mixture to the dry ingredients until fully integrated

Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, cool cupcakes in the pan.



12 oz cream cheese
1 stick of butter
1/2 can of pumpkin puree
1 Tbs of pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla extract
 powdered sugar

Combine the first five ingredients and then intermittently add powdered sugar until you reach the consistency you prefer, I probably ended up adding about 3.5 cups and it ended up making enough frosting for two batches...hence making this recipe two days in a row!

Once cupcakes have cooled, ice and enjoy a delicious fall treat!


  1. Oh damn, you've done it again....delicious.


  2. Can you make these when you come home for Thanksgiving please :) I'll help!