Glazed Apple Sauce Cupcakes

  • Prep Time:
    20 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    20 minutes

  • Yield:
    12 cupcakes


  • 1 cup Santa Cruz Organic® Apple Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus additional for garnish
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons water


  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  2. For Cupcakes: BEAT apple sauce, oil, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in small bowl. Add to apple sauce mixture. Beat on low speed until evenly moistened. Divide evenly in prepared muffin cups.
  3. BAKE 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire rack. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  4. For Glaze: PLACE butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 20 seconds or until melted. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add 2 teaspoons water. Beat until smooth. Add more water as needed to make dipping consistency. Dip tops of cupcakes into glaze. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 of 12 cupcakes
Calories Per Serving: 190
Total Fat Grams: 6g
Calories From Fat Grams: 50
Saturated Fat Grams: 2.5g
Saturated Fat Grams Percent Daily Value: 13%
Cholesterol: 25mg
Cholesterol Percent Daily Value: 8%
Sodium: 140mg
Sodium Percent Daily Value: 6%
Carbohydrates: 31g
Carbohydrates Percent Daily Value: 10%
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Dietary Fiber Percent Daily Value: 4%
Sugars: 12g
Protein: 3g
Vitamin A Percent Daily Value: 2%
Calcium Percent Daily Value: 4%
Vitamin C Percent Daily Value: 6%
Iron Percent Daily Value: 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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