Lucky Leaf
Apple Spice Babycakes with Pretzel Streusel

Twisted in several ways, these small muffins are made with apple pie filling topped with a pretzel streusel before baking for an unusual, but popular flavor combination.


48 medium-sized muffins
48 (2 1/4") paper medium-size muffin cup liners
Non-stick baking spray, as needed
1 1/2 qt. LUCKY LEAF® Premium Apple Fruit Filling
36 oz. dry spice cake mix
1 1/2 cups liquid egg
2 cups Pretzel Streusel*


Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease or line 48 (2 1/4") muffin cups with paper baking cups; set aside.
Chop Lucky Leaf® Premium Apple Pie Filling into bite-sized chunks. Reserve 1 cup chopped pie filling for topping.
In a large mixing bowl equipped with a paddle attachment, combine cake mix, egg and apple pie filling; beat gently on a low speed until combined, about 1 minute. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes (batter will be thick). Fill prepared muffin cups with a 1/3-cup scoop of cake batter. Top each muffin with 1 tsp. reserved chopped apple pie filling. Sprinkle top with approximately 1 tsp. Pretzel Streusel.* Bake about 20 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Remove from heat and cool in cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from cups and cool completely.

*Pretzel Streusel
Yield:  1+ cup
1/2 cup crushed pretzels
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Method: In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

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