Recipe courtesy of Diana Colletti
Show: Cupcake Wars
Episode: The Wizard of Oz
Print
Dorothy's Applesauce Cupcake with Cinnamon Goat Cheese Frosting
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
40 cupcakes
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
40 cupcakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Apple Filling:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg 
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, julienned 
Applesauce Cake Batter:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 
  • 4 eggs 
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 cups no-sugar-added applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste 
Frosting:
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 to 5 ounces unpasteurized goat cheese 
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste 
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners (for a total of 40 cupcakes).

For the apple filling: In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and apples. Set aside.

For the applesauce cake batter: Cream together the granulated sugar, butter and oil in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat until well mixed. Add the applesauce and vanilla and mix well.

Fill the liners one-third full with the applesauce cake batter. Add some of the apple filling on top, and then add additional applesauce cake batter to cover the apple filling; the liners should be two-thirds full. Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 16 to 19 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting: In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and goat cheese until light and smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time and mix until fully incorporated. Add the vanilla bean paste and cinnamon and beat on high until light and fluffy.

Using a piping bag, pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. 

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cheeseburger Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Rosanna Pansino

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Sugar Rush

Red Velvet Cupcake Cocktail

Recipe courtesy of Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark

Bizcocho Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Young Sun Huh

Bobby's Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen

Cookie Dough-Stuffed Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Lindsay Landis

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here