Hi mums, any easy recipe for cupcakes that are kids-friendly? Planning to bake some for my friend's son's first birthday as a simple gesture :)

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Applesauce Cupcakes MAKES: 24 cupcakes PREP TIME: 1 Hour START TO FINISH: 2 Hours 5 Minutes Cupcakes: 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup apple juice Vanilla buttercream frosting PREP TIME: 10 Minutes START TO FINISH: 10 Minutes 6 cups powdered sugar 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 3 to 4 tablespoons milk 1. In large bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 3 tablespoons of the milk. 2. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar. Generously frosts 24 cupcakes (about 3 1/2 cups). 1/2 teaspoon red paste food color Decorations: 12 thin pretzel sticks, broken into pieces 16 spearmint leaf gumdrops 12 gummy worm candies, cut in half, if desired 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Grease and flour muffin cups, or spray with baking spray with flour. 2. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; set aside. 3. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1?4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in applesauce and vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about 1/3 of mixture at a time, and apple juice, about 1/2 at a time, beating just until blended. 4. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. 5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks to cool. 6. Make Vanilla Buttercream Frosting as directed. Stir in food color paste. Frost cupcakes. 7. To decorate cupcakes, poke 1 pretzel piece into each cupcake for stem. Cut each gumdrop leaf into 3 slices. Poke 2 gumdrop leaves into top of each cupcake on either side of pretzel stem. Poke half of gummy worm into each cupcake. use a cake mix! Substitute 1 box yellow cake mix for the cupcakes above. Make cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes except—use 1 cup apple juice, 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce and 3 eggs, and add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Bake and cool as directed on box. For the frosting, substitute 1 container vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting mixed with 1/2 teaspoon red paste food color. Frost and decorate as directed in recipe.

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