St. Patrick's Day Green Cupcakes
Everything is green on St. Patrick's Day- even the desserts! St. Patrick's Day Green Cupcakes are the cutest treat for the holiday!
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup powdered buttermilk , or nonfat dried milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 4 cups baby spinach
Adapted from alittlenosh.net
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Puree the applesauce and spinach in a blender. You may need to add the spinach in batches. Using a hand mixer, blend the spinach mixture and vanilla into the flour mixture for 2 minutes. Divide evenly into 18 cupcake liners (in a cupcake pan, of course).
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool completely. Recipe recommends topping with buttercream icing.