As promised, here is the recipe that I used for the cupcakes with the cookie apple on a stick.
1 1/3 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon of Kosher Salt
1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (Room Temperature)
1/2 Cup Whole Milk
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
3 Large Eggs
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1- Line the cupcake pan with cupcake baking cups.
2- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
3- Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set it aside.
4- In a sauce pan over medium-low heat, add the milk and butter, stirring it occasionally until the butter has melted and a thermometer reads 80-85 degrees. Set aside to cool and whisk occasionally so that the milk and butter remain incorporated.
5- In a double boiler or in a heat proof glass bowl whisk together the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Whisk all the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved and the thermometer reads 110 degrees. Immediately pour the mixture through a medium mesh sieve and into the bowl of a stand mixer; with the whisk attachment whisk the mixture on high speed until it is light, fluffy and the mixture has cooled to 80 degrees.
6- Now add the dry ingredients and mix on a low speed until they have incorporated.
7- Next pour the milk and butter into the mixture and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stop the mixer and fold the batter by hand a couple of times.
8- Pour the batter into the cupcake baking cups, filling each cup until they are 2/3 full.
9- Bake the cupcake for 12-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
10 – Cool cupcakes in pan 1-2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
* The vanilla cupcake recipe can be found in this book.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup butter set at room temp for about 30 minutes
8 oz cream cheese cold
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1-3 Tablespoons heavy cream
1- Place the butter in a large mixing bowl and mix on low speed, add the cream cheese and mix until incorporated.
2- Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar and mix on low speed until incorporated. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until it begins to get fluffy.
3- Add the heavy cream, a tablespoon at a time until you achieve the desired creaminess.
Thank you for stopping by & stay sweet!