**To drain applesauce, pour about a cup of applesauce onto a stack of paper towels. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. Draining the extra moisture out of the applesauce is supposed to help prevent extra steam from forming and creating a rubbery texture. Also, you don't have to stick with half oil half applesauce. For just slightly richer cupcakes, use 8 tablespoons of oil and 4 tablespoons drained applesauce.