Babycakes
Recipe from Family Circle

Always a hit at potlucks and family gatherings, this yummy cupcake recipe is prepared with a blend of fruit-flavored baby food. Cream cheese frosting and ground pecans finish off this dessert.



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Ingredients
    Cupcakes:
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      2 1/4  cups 
      all-purpose flour
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      1 1/2  teaspoons 
      baking powder
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      1   teaspoon 
      salt
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      1/2  teaspoon 
      baking soda
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      3   
      eggs
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      3/4  cup 
      unsalted butter, softened (1-1/2 sticks)
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      3/4  cup 
      granulated sugar
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      1/2  cup 
      light-brown sugar
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      1/4  cup 
      clover honey
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      1   jar 
      (4 ounces each) pumpkins with pears baby food (such as Nature's Goodness)
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      2   
      jars (4 ounces each) applesauce-and-apricots baby food (such as Earth's Best)
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      2   teaspoons 
      ground cinnamon
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      1/2  cup 
      ground pecans
    Frosting:
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      1 1/4  cups 
      confectioners' sugar
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      3/4  cup 
      unsalted butter, softened (1-1/2 sticks)
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      4   ounces 
      cream cheese, softened
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      4   tablespoons 
      sweetened condensed milk
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      2   teaspoons 
      vanilla extract
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      1   teaspoon 
      almond extract
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      1/4  cup 
      ground pecans

    Directions
    1.
    Heat oven to 350 degrees . Line two mini muffin pans with paper liners; set aside.
    Cupcakes:

    1.
    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; set aside.
    2.
    Beat eggs, butter, sugars and honey in a large bowl on medium speed until well-combined. Add the baby food and cinnamon; beat until smooth. Fold in the pecans. Slowly add flour mixture using a sifter; fold in until ingredients are well-mixed.
    3.
    Divide batter among prepared muffin cups, filling them 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from oven to a wire rack and let cool completely. Repeat with additional mini cupcake liners and remaining batter.
    Frosting:

    1.
    In a large bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, butter, cream cheese, condensed milk and extracts on medium speed until smooth.
    2.
    Frost each cupcake by putting a generous dollop of frosting on top with a spoon. Garnish with ground pecans.
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