Apple Cupcakes with Almond Streusel

Apple Cupcakes with Almond StreuselP I N_______I M A G E

One year ago we visited NYC & Upstate New York. Fall was just around the corner and you could definitely tell by looking at the trees starting to turn red & yellow. What a beautiful sight! While we were in Upstate NY, I went apple picking for the first time then had the most amazing homemade apple sauce made by mother in law.

This weekend I found myself longing for those days so I decided to make these Apple cupcakes to get my fix. I think it’s time we get ourselves in the fall mode don’t you think?
Apple Cupcakes with Almond StreuselP I N_______I M A G EThese cupcakes are light, very moist and delicious! The crunchiness of the streusel on top gives a very unique texture not found in your standard cupcakes that are covered with frosting.

Looking at the recipe below you may think it’s a lot of work but don’t get discouraged to make them. All the steps are very simple and they come together in no time. Give them a try! They’re so delish!
Apple Cupcakes with Almond StreuselP I N_______I M A G E
Apple Cupcakes with Almond StreuselP I N_______I M A G E

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine

Apple Cupcakes with Almond Streusel
Author: Muy Delish
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • [b]CUPCAKES:[/b]
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped Gala apple
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • [b]STREUSEL:[/b]
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • [b]GLAZE:[/b]
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons 2% reduced-fat milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place muffin cup liners in 12 muffin cups; coat with cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and whisk.
  4. In the bowl of an electric, combine the sugar, cream cheese, and 1/4 cup butter.
  5. Beat with a mixer at high speed until well blended. Add the almond extract, vanilla extract, and egg to sugar mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  6. Combine the Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended. Combine apple and 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl; toss well.
  7. Add flour mixture and Greek yogurt mixture alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until blended. Fold in apple mixture.
  8. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  9. [b]STREUSEL[/b]
  10. In a small bowl mix the 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon.
  11. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or a fork until mixture resembles coarse meal; stir in almonds.
  12. Sprinkle streusel evenly over cupcakes.
  13. Bake at 350° for 24 to 27 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack, and remove the cupcakes from pan.
  14. GLAZE
  15. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons milk, stirring with a whisk.
  16. Drizzle glaze over cupcakes.

 

Apple Cupcakes with Almond StreuselP I N_______I M A G E

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  • 09/10/2015 - 7:33 am

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - Anything with a good streusel topping has me excited. This flavour sounds lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • 09/10/2015 - 4:02 pm

    Kelly - I love the streusel and icing on top of these cupcakes. Beautiful photos too!ReplyCancel

    • 09/17/2015 - 8:46 pm

      Ana @ Muy Delish - Hi Kelly! You’re my kind of girl! I love anything streusel or crumble too! Thanks so much for your nice comment! xoReplyCancel

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