I come home from the grocery store and fill the basket on my counter with all of the delicious red, green and yellow fruit in hopes that the sight of it will encourage me to make better snack choices. Let me be honest - that doesn't always happen BUT we do eat a lot of apples.
I normally make apple cider doughnuts to use up extra cider but I would love to hear your ideas for leftover cider too. I recently tried a new recipe for Apple Cider Cupcakes. These cupcakes were really delicious and when topped with a sweet apple chip, they are beautiful too.
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ⅔ cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- ¾ cup fresh apple cider
Cream together butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
If you've got a sweet tooth like me, you should probably make an extra batch of the sweet apple chips too. They make a great snack. There's nothing like soaking a perfectly good piece of fruit in sugar until it doesn't even resemble anything remotely healthy. Either as a cupcake topper or a sweet snack - you'll love these little treats.