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
Recipe by Small Kitchen Tales at