The most unusual thing about these cupcakes is not the fact that they contain apples, instead, it is the step in the recipe that requires you to not pre-heat the oven. Yes, you read that right. These scrumptious cupcakes go into a cold oven. The batter is an apple lovers dream, and is made from apples, pecans, vegetable oil, eggs, flour, salt, baking soda and vanilla extract. However, that pales in comparison to the brown sugar icing: butter, brown sugar, evaporated milk and vanilla extract. The end result? YUM!