Hi bakers and sweet tooths!
Ok, ok so maybe I’m a little bit cupcake mad… but I just love how cute they look and how you can easily do anything with them! This week I had a hankering for my mum’s apple crumble, but I knew my flatmates wouldn’t be keen on something as exotic as crumble… So I decided to stew some apples with cinammon and brown sugar… and stick it into a cupcake. And it worked out pretty well!
Here’s the recipe:
2 cooking apples (or granny smiths, if no other option)
20 grams dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
120g plain flour
140g caster sugar
1½tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter
120ml whole milk
250g icing sugar
80g unsalted butter
25ml whole milk
1 tsp. cinnamon powder
a handful of chopped almonds
100 grams dark chocolate
1 teaspoon butter
Preheat the oven at 170°C (325°F) Gas 3.
- peel, deseed and cut your cooking apples into smallish chunks
- boil about 30 ml of water and add both apples and water to a pot
- add brown sugar to taste (should still be a bit tangy) and 2.5 teaspoons of cinammon
- boil until the consistency is a mixture between apple puree but with a few chunks still visible, here and there.
- Take off the heat and leave to cool.
- Mix flour, butter, salt, baking powder and sugar together thoroughly until it makes a sandy texture.
- Add in half the milk and stir in, until evenly mixed – no lumps!!!
- Mix the rest of the milk with egg and add to flour mixture – mix thoroughly (NO LUMPS!!!)
- Dish into cupcake cases in cupcake tray - fill halfway
- Then add a teaspoon of stewed apple into the centre of each.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes
- Check if they are cooked with a skewer – poke them and if it comes out clean, they’re done!
- Leave to cool on a cooling rack
- Mix the icing sugar, butter and milk together
- Add the cinnamon – No Lumps allowed!
- Leave to cool in the fridge for 15 mins
- After 15 mins, and once the cakes are cool, add frosting onto the cupcakes and smooth with a spoon
- Add chopped almonds on top
- Melt the dark chocolate and butter in the microwave
- scoop some of the melted chocolate onto a knife and shake from side to side above the frosting to give the effect in photos (below) -maybe practice on a plate first!
If you have any questions about the recipe or want to show us your own versions of the recipe, we’d love to hear about it!
Enjoy and happy weekend!