Apple & Spice Cupcakes

It feels like I haven’t made cupcakes in a while so I thought I’d bake these for you to help you recover from your chocolate egg hangover.

They are very quick and easy and they have apple in them…surely that must be a good thing.

Apple & Spice Cupcakes
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Serves: 12 cupcakes
  • 1 medium apple
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  1. preheat oven at 180C or 160C using fan oven and line cupcake tin with papers
  2. peel and core apple and dice finely, place in a bowl, pour lemon juice over apple and add maple syrup, set aside
  3. with an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until pale, add eggs one at a time and mix well
  4. sift in flour and spices and continue mixing just until combined
  5. add apple mixture and fold through
  6. spoon into cupcake papers, about ¾ full and bake for about 25 minutes until lightly golden and tested with a skewer
  7. They can be left un-iced and still be enjoyed, or you can ice with a vanilla buttercream or a
  8. cream cheese frosting
  10. using an electric mixer beat butter until smooth, add 1 cup of sugar, milk and vanilla and continue mixing
  11. add remaining sugar and lemon juice and beat for a further 5 minutes until fluffy
  12. if it's not thick enough add some more sugar, if it's too thick add a touch of milk

They can be left un-iced and still be enjoyed, or you can ice with a vanilla buttercream or a cream cheese frosting

Hope you enjoy your day β™₯

  • oh yum! could have one now might help my insomnia (thats my excuse anyway LOL!)

  • those look spectacular! thanks for the recipe.
    I really love your blog…I'm glad we "met" each other. Now to become your newest follower. Have a great day!

  • mmmmm…..these look wonderful…(as is this sweet little site) I think I might have to mix up a batch…I have add an image from your page, as a link to my site…did I miss your actual button? …please for give…it's cute, but I would like your name on it.Enjoy your day…Rosie

  • Oh my, these sweeties look just perfect, perfect! I adore your last picture, Cathie. Enjoy your deliciousness and your day!! xo

  • Yummo Cathie!

  • Hmmm – an apple to get over the Egg fest must surely, surely be good!!

  • OOOoo must try, hopefully the icing comes out, I made cupcakes last Friday and the icing was super runny! eek! But I think its time to have another go πŸ˜‰

  • Such beautiful photos as usual, thanks for the little treat for my eyes this morning. I’m sure they are tasty, but I don’t need to treat my thighs at the moment, so I shall refrain from trying to make them myself!

  • Oh my word! I love cupcakes!!! These photos make me happy:)

  • yum yum yum yum!! And with maple syrup in them too!xo

  • mmmmmmm, Cathie, these sound delicious!!! I'll have to give these a try!

  • Mmmm those are simple enough for even ME to make!

  • Its been printed off and gone into the book. You know what I do to your recipes. You sure are a brave woman!!!

  • Yum! I like the little gold sprinkles on top!

  • yummo.
    printed and on the bench for later today.
    thanks so much Cathie!
    xx Amy

  • Looks so beautiful and yum!
    I love all desserts with apple in them.

  • love your blog Cathie – its absolutely delicious! It will definitely be my baking inspiration! Thanks for visiting mine πŸ™‚

  • I wish I could reach into my computer right now. Oh. cream cheese frosting! Does it get any better. They love delish!! Hope all is well πŸ™‚

  • Yay! We have lots of ugly apples that are begging to be made ointo cupcakes. I hope you are smiling Miss Cathie. XX

  • They look heavenly! I think I need a bite! And they are probably healthy with apples in them πŸ™‚ I am sticking to that excuse πŸ™‚

  • These are so cute…and do sound amazing…next cupcake batch these will be the ones…thank you so much for sharing.
    Also I am sending you a hug for your sweet caring comment you left me concerning my daughters migraines…it is hard for me to know what to do as I have never suffered.. she does like dark noise and cold ice pack…but your suggestion about the hot shower water is a great one… Thanks for your kindess. xoxoxo

  • Gosh Cathie ~ you must be the busiest gal ~ always making such lovely goodness! Your food always looks like lots of love has gone into it ~ the best ingredient of all I am thinking! πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful day!
    xo Catherine

  • This has all my favourite ingredients, therefore, it must be good, I might just try them this weekend. Enjoy your weekend darling.

    Love & Hugs

  • I tried these and they were so delicious! Thanks for the tasty recipe, I will be repeating over and over for sure. I would love for you to stop by my blog if you get the chance. God bless!

  • Ash

    These are just the cutest!! I love the little yellow sprinkles… very fitting for such a flavor! yum!