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Apple cupcakes with cheese cream frosting can be a decadent sweet treat on cold autumn days.
It’s the kind of sweet treat you want to bake at the end of summer and when the apple harvest is at its peak.
And this recipe I’m sharing with you is pretty straightforward and easy. All you need to do is literally dump all the ingredients in a bowl, mix them well, put it in a tin and bake. That’s how easy it is.
But you’ll get apple cupcakes that are moist, soft and rich. And they have a hint of tangy flavour from the granny smith apple that complements nicely with the velvety cream cheese frosting.
Although I put my homemade apple jam as the filling, you can skip it altogether and just enjoy the cupcake with the frosting. Or, if you’re like my husband who is not keen on any kind of frosting, you’re more than welcome to enjoy the cupcake as it is.
So, if you end up having lots of apples thanks to your harvest, you can try this apple cupcake with cream cheese frosting to make the most of your apples. And if you need more ideas of using and cooking your apples below is some recipes you may want to try:
- Apple and raspberry crumble.
- Pumpkin spiced apple galette.
- Easy apple cakes.
- Breakfast apple cake.
- Apple cream cheese bundt cake.
Simple ingredients for apple cupcakes
Technically, you can use any type of apples. But I almost always use either Bramley apples or Granny Smith apples. Simply because I love their tangy flavour.
For this recipe, you will only need about 200 gr/ 7.05 oz apple that is equal to one or two apples. Depend on their size.
All-purpose flour/ plain flour
The last few years, I always try to stick to any baking that uses plain flour/ all-purpose flour. Because I often get lazy to get some particular type of flour just to make or bake one thing and end up wasting it as I don’t have a chance to use it up.
Especially now, since the world is under a pandemic situation. Shopping can be a pain. And I only do online shopping now. So things have to be simplified even more.
Hence, this recipe will only require all-purpose flour/ plain flour. Simple.
For this recipe, you would want to melt and cool the butter before using.
I understand some bakers and chefs will emphasize the chemistry of baking that you have to ensure the proportion and size of every ingredient to be precise.
But I have baked this cupcake recipe with both medium and large-sized eggs without increasing the number. They both turned out just delicious.
For this apple cupcake, you only need baking powder. And two teaspoons of it is sufficient to make one recipe.
Apple and cinnamon are such a classic pair that are often used in autopilot. But I personally find marrying cinnamon and vanilla will give a better aroma. I know this can be biased and personal. So if you prefer a strong cinnamon aroma, you can use a full teaspoon of the spice and omit the vanilla.
Plain natural yoghurt is what you need. Though I made many times with Greek-style yoghurt, and my apple cupcakes were as delicious.
How to make Apple Cupcakes
Firstly, peel, core and grate the apples.
Secondly, stir well all the dry ingredients, i.e. flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Thirdly, mix the melted butter, eggs, yoghurt and vanilla extract in a jug. Then pour it and mix it with the dry ingredients. Put it in the cupcake cases and bake at gas 4 – 180° C/ 350°F for about 15-18 minutes or until the cupcakes spring back when you touch.
Please note that every oven has its own temperament that some ovens heat up and get hot easily than some others. In my case, I find using gas 3.5 to bake works better.
However, you may find it different. So you should stick to what works best for your oven and use my recipe methods as the suggestion only.
I hope you are now interested in trying to make these apple cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe. When you do, it will be great if you can share with us what you think about the recipe in the comments below.
Before you go, don’t forget to check my other recipes that you may like.
- A less-naughty apple and raspberry crumble.
- A versatile sponge cake recipe.
- Dairy-free chocolate brownies traybake.
- Snow White Butter Cookies – Kue Putri Salju.
- Vanilla velvet cake.
- Coconut Date Cookies – deliciously scrumptious.
- Chocolate chip cookies with coconut oil and muscovado sugar.
Thank you and all the best.