Apple Streusel Cup Cake….yes please

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Apple Streusel Cup Cake….yes please

This delicious cup cake can be served warm as a breakfast bite with coffee or maybe even a brandy at the end of the night. Either way it’s going to be amazing.

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Ingredients

Cooking spray

6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp baking soda

¾ c granulated sugar

¼ c cream cheese, softened

¼ c butter, softened

2 tsp amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 large egg

½ c reduced-fat sour cream

¼ c 2% reduced-fat milk

¾ c finely chopped Gala apple

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

 

Streusel:

2 tBSP all-purpose flour

2 tbsp brown sugar

¼ Tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp butter, chilled

2 tbsp sliced almonds

 

Glaze:

1 c powdered sugar

4 tsp 2% reduced-fat milk

 

Method

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place muffin cup liners in 12 muffin cups; coat with cooking spray.

Weigh or lightly spoon 6.75 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 6.75 ounces flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine granulated sugar, cream cheese, and 1/4 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until well blended. Add amaretto, vanilla, and egg to sugar mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Combine sour cream and ¼ cup milk in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended. Combine apple and 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl; toss well.

Add flour mixture and sour cream mixture alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until blended. Fold in apple mixture. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

 

To prepare the streusel, combine 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal; stir in almonds. Sprinkle streusel evenly over cupcakes. Bake at 350° for 27 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack, and remove the cupcakes from pan.

 

To prepare glaze

combine powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons milk in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle glaze over cupcakes.

 

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