Lots to do, little time? Here’s a Semi-Homemade dessert you can dress up in fancy paper holders with decorative party-picks on top…or prepare in a simple muffin tin and serve tonight to the family.
Namaste’s G-Free Spice Cake Mix ( makes a 2 layer cake or 24 cupcakes) Namaste’s Ingredients needed: 3 eggs, 2/3 cup Veg Oil, ¾ c. Water
2 Apples, peeled and cored, then sliced in chunks of about ½ in. in size. Do not use Delicious Apples, but most crisp, baking apples are fine.
8 Oz. Sweet Butter , room temp.( 1 stick) or equal am’t of your substitute if going dairy free) 1 pkg ( 8 ounces) cream cheese at room temp. ( or again, substitute) 3 ¾ cups Confectioners’ Sugar, sifted! 2 teas. Pure Vanilla Extract
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Using the ingredients they require on the mix, prepare the Spice Cake. After beating, fold in the 2 chopped apples and combine, folding through.
Using paper liners in the tins, or a well greased muffin tin, fill to a little more than ¾ full. Bake as directed in a 350 degree oven for time specified on the mix. Test for doneness with toothpick. (If it comes out dry, they’re done)
Place cream cheese and butter in large bowl or mixer bowl. Blend with beaters on low until combined.
Add the Confectioners’ Sugar a little at a time, beating after each addition. Beat until well incorporated. If you feel it’s too thin or loose, add a small amount more of the sugar, again beating after each addition. I found this amount was fine, & didn’t need more, but you adjust yours until it’s creamy and spread able.
Add the Vanilla and increase speed to medium, blending until fluffy, about 1 minute more.
Use a pastry bag with the tip you desire to use and fill with some frosting. If you don’t have a store-bought bag, make 1 yourself with a small plastic baggie, like a Ziplok bag you use for storing cookies and small leftovers. Just cut the tip of 1 corner off, but only a small tip.
Fill as you go, and ice the tops completely, or as I did, make a design in the center. The Cream Cheese icing is rich! Enjoy even on a very busy day!!