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5.9.11

Project Nigella: Apple cupcakes with vanilla frosting



Not only did i master a new piping technique (more on that later) i am pleased to say that this simple recipe has made some truly scrummy little cakes!

I adapted the recipe from this glorious apple muffin recipe - it contains no butter, so makes a really light batter, perfect for loading with apple!

Makes 8 muffins, or 24 little cakes

Mix 200g plain flour, 100g caster sugar, 2 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt in a large bowl, and a generous amount of cinnamon.

Add one egg, 90ml skimmed milk, 80ml vegetable oil and 5 drops of vanilla extract. Stir until just combined - it will be a thick lumpy batter.

























































Chop a whole dessert apple, and fold into the mixture. Put into paper cake cases - the prettier the better! Then bake for 20 minutes at 200.

























































Now, my favourite bit, the frosting! I made buttercream frosting, with vanilla essence. I then striped it, my new favourite techique! To stripe frosting paint 3 or 4 lines of colouring all the way down the inside of your piping bag, and as if by magic, it comes out like this!






























2 comments:

Kat said...

Mmm they look absolutely scrumptious. Great piping skillz!

Most pleased to see you're back in the blogging game, too ;)

littlemisslove said...

yeah i'll try and keep it up, at least once a week! i added a new bloglovin gadget, in case you're on that! x

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