Spice Cupcakes

Spice Cupcakes

1/3 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

3/4 cup applesauce

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a cupcake pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray or use paper liners.

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce. Stir in walnuts. 

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack. Frost cooled cupcakes. Makes one dozen.