For the muffins I decided to try out my sister-in-law, Barb's suggestion to lower the oven temperature a little bit and cook a little longer (although she was referring to cookie-baking). It worked beautifully! The muffins were so moist! I've also been noticing lately that I'm not too crazy about the taste of cloves. This recipe didn't call for cloves (unlike other spice cakes I've made recently) and I found the taste more subtle and much more to my liking . . .
I'll make this one again. Here's the link: Country Applesauce Muffins