Since it is already the middle of September, that means it is apple season. I think the perfect way to acknowledge that fall is rapidly approaching is to bake apple cupcakes.
This delicious looking recipe is courtesy of Food Network. Calling for only one apple, the apple flavor comes from an additional ingredient needed, apple butter, which is piped into the center. Apple butter does not contain any dairy, the name comes from the consistency since it is so think and spreadable. It can easily be made at home or when short on time, it can be bought from most grocery stores. The cupcakes are finished with a cream cheese frosting and in the picture they are garnished with an apple sliver.