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Find fun in historic downtown Leesburg on First Friday‘s

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From antiques to apples - if you want to get a taste of fall, just take a trip to Loudoun County!

FOX 5's Holly Morris joined us from Leesburg with a look at First Fridays!

www.leesburgfirstfriday.com

Lola's Apple Spice Cupcakes (makes about 30)
1 cup Turbinado sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups applesauce
*Beat together sugar and butter for 3
minutes til light and fluffy.
* Add eggs and vanilla to mixer, beat
1 minute more.
* sift together dry ingredient in a
bowl, then add half to of the mixture
to your sugar/butter and stir it in.
* stir in all the applesauce
*add the rest of the flour mixture and
stir til it's all combined.
* scrape down the bowl then stir it all
one more time to make sure you
don't have any lumps of butter or
sugar
*Scoop the batter into baking cups (using an ice cream scooper is helpful) in
cupcake pans. They should be about 2/3 full.
*Bake in oven preheated to 350 degrees for about 25 minutes until a tester
comes out clean.
*Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting with cream cheese icing.
Lola's Cream Cheese Frosting
½ lb cream cheese
1 ½ sticks butter, room temperature
½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp almond extract
1 ¾ lbs powdered sugar
*Beat all except powdered sugar in
the bowl of a stand mixer until all
lumps are gone. Slowly add
powdered sugar, beating until
smooth.
* You can apply the Frosting with a pastry bag or with a knife or spatula. You
might like to sprinkle these cupcakes with cinnamon sugar to finish.
Enjoy!!

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