Waldorf Salad probably isn’t a traditional July 4th delicacy, but it was on my menu today…for cupcakes.
I made it as far as the above photo last week. I tweaked the batter a bit since I wasn’t going to be able to put celery in the icing. Instead of 3 cups of apples, I used just 2 and 1/2 cups of chopped apples. I measured out 1/2 cup of chopped celery and blended it in the food processor with the walnuts. I didn’t want to end up with HUGE chunks of celery since I don’t like the taste.
I used the same icing as before, except I omitted the celery juice.
After piping on the mascarpone icing, I sprinkled the cakes with celery seed. (I probably should have put it into the mixer, but I didn’t want leftover celery icing.) I finished the garnish with a red grape.
i think these turned out pretty tasty…considering…It’s quite a mouthful, but it’s a nice combination to get the grape with the icing and cake.