Made these cupcakes for a co-workers' birthday. I know some of my foodie friends will not like the idea of using a cake mix. I don't really mind making cakes out of the box, end products are actually good. Now for the frosting, i want mine from scratch, taste a whole lot better. Hey...that's my opinion ;)
This recipe is a combination of my previous cupcake recipe with some substitutions. In lieu of oil i used applesauce, which is not a secret, applesauce can be used to substitute the liquid for your cake batter. For the frosting i used the same recipe w/ the addition of the butterscotch ganache.. Viola a successful cupcake....and. is another keeper for sure!!! love the combination!
1 package yellow cake mix
16 ounces applesauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Using an electric mix, beat eggs, mix in cake mix, stir in apple sauce. Mix the batter well.
Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each liners about 2/3 full.
Bake cupcakes for 25 to 30 minutes or insert a toothpick through the center of the cupcake. If toothpick comes out clean, the cupcakes are done.
Let them cool on cookie racks.
1 package (11 oz) butterscotch chips
1 pint heavy cream
In a small pan, bring heavy cream just to a boil. Mix in butterscotch chips, whisk until smooth.
Let it cool or until thickened.
BUTTERSCOTCH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1/4 C butterscotch ganache (you can add more if needed)
1 stick butter (softened)
1 package (8 oz ) cream cheese (softened)
3 cups powdered sugar (add one more cup if needed)
Beat butter, ganache, cream cheese in a mixer until well blended.
Add sugar gradually, beating after each addition until mixed and incorporated.
**add more powdered sugar if frosting is a bit runny.
**add a teaspoon of milk if frosting is to stiff.
ASSEMBLE THE CUPCAKE:
1. Spread a little of the ganache on top of the cupcake, just enough that it'll not drip on the sides.
2. Put frosting in a star tipped decorators bag.
3. Start piping from the outer edge working inward.