Apple crumble cupcakes with honey buttercream frosting

Ingredients

Makes 9 large cupcakes

Cupcakes

  • Self raising flour – 100gm
  • Sugar – 100gm
  • Butter – 100gm
  • Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Granny Smith (green) -1
  • Eggs – 2 large
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Buttermilk – 90 ml

Filling

  • Red apple – 1
  • Brown sugar – enough to cover the apple (about 3-4 tablespoons)
  • Cinnamon – pinch

Crumble

  • Flour – 2 tablespoons
  • Brown sugar – 1 tablespoon
  • Butter – 20gm
  • Cinnamon – pinch

Honey buttercream frosting

  • Butter – 100gm
  • Icing sugar – 120-140gm
  • Honey – 30 ml
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

Start by cooking the Granny Smith apple in a small sauce pan with half a cup of water for about 30 minutes or until it is super soft.

Crumble

  • In a small bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon.
  • Mix it well with your fingers, until it forms a crumble texture.
  • Once it becomes crumbly enough, trasfer it to a parchment paper.
  • Bake this mixture for a couple of minutes on high heat and let it cool.

Filling

  • Chop the red apple into tiny pieces and cover it with a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon.

Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius and line the muffin tray with cupcake liners.
  • Cream the butter and sugar with an electric blender until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time an blend.
  • Add in the baking powder and the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour to this mixture and blend.
  • Add the buttermilk and beat until mixed well.
  • Lastly add 2-3 tablespoons (I used 2) of the apple sauce made from the Granny Smith apples.
  • Once the batter is ready, fill in 1/3 of the liner with batter.
  • Scoop in some of the filling: (apples pieces+ brown sugar + cinnamon ) on to the batter in the cupcake liner.
  • Fill the rest batter on this.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes, check using a tooth pick to see if it’s baked thoroughly.

( the cupcakes might feel bit moist inside but once they are cooled, it becomes nice and fluffy)

Honey buttercream frosting

  • Cream the butter with an electric blender until creamy.
  • Add in a batch of icing sugar and blend.
  • Add the vanilla extract and another batch of icing sugar.
  • Add in the honey and a batch of icing sugar and blend until creamy and soft enough to pipe.
  • Add more icing sugar if needed.
Once the cupcakes are cooled, frost them with the honey frosting and sprinkle some crumble on the top. 🙂
To be honest i wasn’t sure how the honey frosting would go with the cupcakes, but they paired really well together, and were delicious!

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