Baking | Apple & Cinnamon Cupcakes

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Hello Sweethearts!

In the spirit of National Cupcake Week, I thought I would share one of my favourite autumnal cupcake recipes with y'all!

I love using spices in my baking when autumn comes around, it is comforting and very festive, and these Apple & cinnamon cupcakes are the perfect afternoon treat!

They are super easy to make and you can use everyday ingredients that you are certain to have in your cupboards.

All you will need to make 12 fairy sized cupcakes (or 8 muffin sized ones!) is;

For the Cake batter
125g Self Raising flour
125g Margarine
125g Caster Sugar
2 eggs
A splash of Vanilla
1 Red Apple (Grated)
1-2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

For the ButterCream Topping
250g Icing Sugar
125g Butter (I like Stork best!)
Splash of Vanilla
Splash of Milk
Ground Cinnamon for dusting
Apple Pieces/ Fudge Pieces

. Pre Heat your Oven to 190 / 170 fan over.
. Start by creaming the Margarine & sugar until it is creamy.
. Gradually sift in the flour and eggs, mixing until fully combined.
. Add a splash of vanilla for a soft flavour and grate your red apple into the batter, folding in until combined.
. Add 1-2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon (depending on how much you like the flavour!).
. Spoon the batter into your cupcake cases and pop into the oven for 12-15 minutes (you can check on them by poking a sodden stick into the centre, when it comes out clean, the cakes are cooked.)

Allow the cakes to cool completely

While the cakes are cooling, you can prepare your buttercream topping - yummy!

. Start by sifting the icing sugar into a large bowl
. Add in the butter and begin to combine the two, it may be a little stiff so add just a splash of milk (only a little, you want it to be fairly thick so it holds its shape when piped!)
. Add in a dash of vanilla and mix in well.

. Once your cakes are cooled, pop your buttercream into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe onto the cakes generously!
. You can then dust the with some more cinnamon and add some candied apple chunks or fudge pieces to finish!

These cakes are so yummy and one is never enough! You could even add some sultanas for extra flavour or drizzle the butter cream topping with some caramel sauce for an extra sweet indulgence!

Now take a seat fireside, grab cup of cocoa (and one of your fabulous cakes!) and enjoy watching the world go by! Autumn really is the most beautiful time of year!

What is your favourite kind of cupcake?

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