Despite it being 90+ degrees outside, it felt like a crisp fall day in my kitchen last Sunday. Why? I had football on the kitchen radio and I was peeling apples. Seriously, what could be better? I distinctly remember thinking, as I was peeling away, with the smell of apples in my nose, that this feels like Fall. Mind you, I am neither of those people that hold on to Summer or embrace Fall once Labor Day hits - I enjoy both for different reasons... so I amused myself by taking advantage of both - and quite accidentally. I saw these cupcakes (the sauce is dreamy, too) on Garrett's site, and I had to have them!
I don't know if I was being conservative with the tin-filling, but I ended up with 19 or so cupcakes... instead of the 12 he suggests... More the merrier!
I probably undersalted the sauce, which was ok with me. I tend to shy away from salt, and I can go from finding something perfect to too salty in a flash. I overbought on apples, but I chopped them anyway and froze them. If they thaw ok, I'm totally using them to make more of these cupcakes. I loved them, my husband loved them, they rock. Nice and moist, perfect crumb. Garrett might have been well behaved enough to not lick his plate, but as I took my husband's plate from the bedroom to the kitchen, I totally licked it. (You may too, so make sure no one is looking!!!)
To make your own plate-licking sauce, waltz on over to Garrett's site for the recipe!