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!


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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