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Apple Spice Cupcakes

Long time, no blog! To say that life has been hectic lately would be an understatement. And with all the competition for my time these days, my little ladies won out over blogging. But I’m back with the perfect fall cupcake recipe- Apple Spice Cupcakes! I’ll be making these again in a few weeks when Lila turns one (how is it possible that my little bug is turning one?!), they were that good.

Apple Spice Cupcakes

Apple Spice Cupcakes

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Ingredients
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • Eggs and water called for on box (omit any vegetable oil in the directions)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup shredded fresh apple (I used Gala apples)
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • Cinnamon
  • Caramel ice cream topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line 24 cupcake cups with silicone or paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, water, and applesauce. Gently fold in the shredded apple.
  3. Fill liners ¾ of the way with cake batter and bake for 19-23 minutes.
  4. While the cupcakes are baking, cream together the cream cheese and butter for the frosting. Add the vanilla and slowly stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to frost the cupcakes.
  5. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting and sprinkling with cinnamon and drizzling with caramel.

 


Top 5 Fall Pumpkin Treats

I scoured Pinterest to bring you my top 5 favorite fall pumpkin treats. And despite the fact that I just ate AND a cookie, my mouth is watering as I am looking through these images! While it’s hard to pick an ultimate favorite, I have to say that the pumpkin spice latte cupcakes are to. die. for. Seriously, you need to make them. {And to my coworker Steph, who made them for my birthday last year, just a friendly reminder that my birthday is in two weeks. Just sayin’.}

So without further ado, let’s bring on the pumpkin-y goodness!

Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
From Cookies & Cups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles
From Erin’s Food Files

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches
From Pennies on a Platter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petite Pumpkin Spice Donuts
From Blue-Eyed Bakers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
From Annie’s Eats


Get a Jump on Fall Fashion with Great Sales!

I haven’t even taken my summer vacation yet, but I am already getting ready for fall. Lucky for me (and you!), many stores are too. Most stores are putting new fall merchandise on sale to entice customers in the door, hoping that they’ll help to clear out the summer inventory as well while they’re there. Gap was having a 40% off sale the other day, and I snagged this great sweater for $24. From the look of things, stripes are going to be HUGE this fall, because they are showing up everywhere!

Gap Colorblock Sweater, $39.95

I also picked up a pair of jeans while I was at the Gap because my favorite pair are so well-loved that they have holes in the knees. The 1969 Sexy Boot jeans fit really well, and they’re just $59.50. I just can’t justify the crazy-expensive jeans I used to buy pre-Olivia. It’s way more fun to spend that money on cute new clothes for her!

Gap 1969 Sexy Boot Jeans, $59.50

A couple of days before that, I picked up a pair of skinny cords from Target. They are a bit darker in person than they are in the picture below (more of a mustard yellow), which makes them great for fall. And at $23, you can’t beat the price! While I love, love, love my Vintage Matchstick Cords from J.Crew, even at the outlet they’re just a bit more than $23, so I couldn’t pass these up. (Not that that will stop me from scoping out the outlets on vacation to hopefully pick up another J.Crew pair!)

Target Mossimo Cords, $22.99

Have you come across any great fall fashion deals? Be sure to share the details!