Monday, January 28, 2013

A great Valentines treat Apple Spice Babycakes from Lucky Leaf #LuckyLeafLuckyMe #Recipe

With the chill in the air, it just puts in the mood for baking so I wanted to whip a up a special valentine treat for my special valentines my husband and my daughter. I looked around the Lucky Leaf site, and I was amazed with the amount of great recipes on the site… But what to make? I wanted to make something simple, but great so I decided on the  Lucky Leaf

Apple Spice Babycakes.

Here is the simple recipe from the Lucky Leaf site:

Apple Spice Babycakes


  • 121-ounce can LUCKY LEAF® Premium Apple Pie Filling
  • 118.25-ounce package spice cake mix
  • 3eggs
  • 1Tablespoon butter
  • 2Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • ¼cup pretzels, crushed
  • 3Tablespoons pecans, chopped
  • vanilla ice cream


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease or line twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper baking cups and set aside.

Chop one can of LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Pie Filling into bite-sized chunks. Reserve 1/2-cup of  LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Pie Filling for topping.

In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, eggs and  LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Pie Filling. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes (batter will be thick).

Fill prepared muffin cups about 2/3 full with cake batter.

Bake about 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.  

Cool in cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes.  Remove from cups and cool completely.

For streusel: In a small skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and stir to combine. Add pretzels and pecans. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place each cupcake on a dessert dish. If using paper cups, pull paper down around bottom of cupcake.

Top cupcake with a small scoop of ice cream, then top with reserved  LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Pie Filling and streusel.

This was so very easy to make, I tried to surprise my husband but the great smells that filled the house gave my surprise away… My husband comes into the kitchen asking … what is that great smell, it smells like the holidays in here.   I said I had a surprise for him, and asked him to check back in a little while for his treat. In no time I had these great looking baby cakes.

 When I made the cakes I omitted the pecans, just because my husband is not the biggest fan of them, but I am sure the baby cakes would taste just as great with the nuts. My husband  and daughter waited patiently while I decorated and got his special  valentine’s day treat together.

I simply got some treat bags that are made for muffins/cupcakes, these are treat bags that you can pick up at a local craft store.  And to make them even more special I printed out some cute decorations and a treat card to put in the package.


After I presented them with their decorated treats they just loved them, they loved the little note saying how much I love them both and of course they could not wait to dig in and try the scrumptious treats. My daughter just loved the pretzel strudel and the apple topping. 

Of course my husband loved the apples with the spice flavoring saying it was delicious and moist. Yes I admit it I had to make one for me to try as well, they just looked to good. It was delicious. I can’t believe this took about 25 minutes to make they taste like they took hours to make. I was also able to share some of these treats with my co-workers and they raved about the treats saying they tasted like easy to eat apple pies.

So if you are looking for a great Valentine’s day treat for that special someone, or a great treat for your child’s classroom or your coworkers. Why not pick up a can or two of Lucky Leaf thye are a must in the pantry. Check out all of the great recipes on the Lucky Leaf site and make something everyone will love. Be sure to check out all of the new recipes, I would love to hear about your favorite Lucky Leaf recipe as well.

The generous folks at Lucky Leaf are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a Lucky Leaf prize pack that includes a can of Lucky Leaf pie filling, a recipe card, fun and festive muffin cup papers and a bakery bag.  Would you like to win? Please visit the Lucky Leaf site, take a look at the recipes on the site. Please let me know another recipe that you would love to make. There are also other ways to enter. Please enter below.

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  1. Those Apple Spice Babycakes are so adorable and look as good as I bet they taste.

    Liz N.

    marcsgirl61 at gmail dot com

  2. sugar dusted apple bundt cake. looked ast site.

  3. I want to try the coconut cream coffee cake
    masugr at yahoo dot com

  4. I'd like to try the Cherry Chocolate-Brownie Cheesecake!


    selinda_mccumbers at

  5. i want to try the mini cherry pecan pie recipe

  6. the mini cherry pecan pies. yum!

  7. I like the Cherry Bliss Brownies.
    Thanks for the chance!

    raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

  8. the apple spice babycakes sound great!

  9. The Apple Butter Mustard Dip sounds interesting! Kind of weird enough to be really good; I'd like to try it.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  10. I like the cherry brownie bliss recipe

  11. i want to try the mini cherry pecan pie recipe

  12. I gotta try this for the apple lovers in my house!

  13. Sugar Dusted Apple Bundt Cake

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  14. the easy apple cheese danish looks good

  15. I'd like to try the Easy Apple Cheese Danish recipe.

  16. I like the Apple Butter Cheesecake

  17. I would love to try the Cherry Bliss Brownies recipe.


  18. I would love to make the Apple Cinnamon Buns

  19. I like the Caramel Apple Pie

  20. Angel Cake with Lemon Filling

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

  21. Apple Breakfast Sandwiches!

  22. Apple Breakfast Sandwiches!

  23. sugar dusted apple bundt cake.

  24. like the Cherry Bliss Brownies

  25. Apple Spice Babycakes is my recipe of choice!

  26. I'd make the ginger spice apple tart


  28. sugar dusted apple bundt cake!

  29. apple and blue cheese toasts

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  30. mini cherry pecan pie wilcarvic

  31. apple cobbler.


  32. I'd like to try the apple sauce oatmeal cookies :)

  33. Sounds really good.

    marcsgirl61 at gmail dot com


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