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Applesauce Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cup cakes
Author Heidi @ Food Doodles


  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup applesauce scant
  • 1 1/2 cups (187g) white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 Recipe Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting recipe below


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Celsius. Prepare a muffin tin by lining with paper liners or lightly greasing with non stick spray.
  • In a bowl beat the butter until soft and fluffy. Add the brown sugar and beat again until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs and beat in until combined, one at a time. Add in the applesauce and mix until just combined.
  • In a small bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat just until combined.
  • Divide evenly among the 12 muffin cups. Place in the oven and bake for 17-19 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and cupcakes are beginning to turn golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before removing and placing on a cooling rack.


Make sure you measure just slightly under 1 C of applesauce, especially if using a thinner store bought applesauce. I use a full cup of my homemade applesauce since I like mine a little thicker than typical store bought applesauce is.