It has been way too long since my last blog! This is a great recipe to start things back up! I have to dedicate these cupcakes to my dad, who shared with me his love of football, Fall, and most importantly apple butter! Apple butter is one of those things that I only buy when I am in a country store or local farm. That said, if I see it- I buy it.
This summer I had an amazing vacation at Lake Winnipesaukee. While we were there, we stopped at an old country store (literally called the Old Country Store) and I grabbed a jar of apple butter. So glad I did!
A friend called me shortly after our trip and asked if I could make cupcakes for a fall themed baby shower. The first thing that came to mind was the apple butter. I think this recipe makes great use of it. The cupcakes stay moist and delicious with a ton of flavor. All I had to do was add some cute cartoony owls to make the cupcakes baby shower ready!
When making these for our family, I toast 1 cup of walnuts for approximately 1 minute and mix in. Great flavor combination. Try these out and let me know what you think!