Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Almond Apple Streusel Cupcakes

Almond Apple Streusel Cupcakes: serves 12 ( 5 points +)
  • 1-1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 c. light stick butter
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. FF sour cream
  • 1/4 c. skim milk
  • 3/4 c. finely chopped Gala Apple
  • 1 T. flour

  • 2 T. flour
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 T. light stick butter

  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsp. milk
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla

Mix flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, cream cheese, butter. Add almond extract, vanilla extract and egg. Combine sour cream with 1/4 c. milk. Now add flour mixture alternately with sour cream mixture to batter. Mix well.
Combine apple with 1 T. flour. Stir into batter.
Spoon into muffin cups lined with paper liners.

For streusel, mix flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool cupcakes for 15 minutes.
To prepare glaze, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla with a whisk. Drizzle over cupcakes.

adapted from Cooking Light

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