Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes

Frankly speaking I personally don't quite like the taste of cinnamon.  Whenever  I come across any recipe that mentions "cinnamon", I will just skip or replace with other ingredients.  During my recent trip to Alaska, I got a chance to taste a good and fragrant donut at one of the cafes. Since then, I have changed my mind, if one uses an appropriate amount of cinnamon, the result of the end products can be rather delightful. I would say apple and cinnamon is a perfect combination, they blend so well together.

This cake is moist, fluffy and soft. The sourness of the green apple, the delightful hint of cinnamon, and the buttery butter... sedap.


Ingredients: Makes 18 - 20 cupcakes
250 g butter
180 g caster sugar
4  eggs (about 64 g- 65  g each with shell)
*250 g self-raising flour
*1 teaspoon baking powder
*2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
2 green apples, peeled and cute into small cubes
  Note: * sieve together 2 x

Cream Cheese Frosting:
200 g cream cheese
100 g butter
160 g icing sugar
grated zest of 2 limes
2 tablespoon lime juice

1)  Cream utter and sugar until soft and creamy. Add in eggs one at a time and beating well after each addition.
2)  Fold in flour and mix well. Add apple and mix well.
3)  Spoon batter into paper cups till 3/4 full and bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C for 25 minutes and cooked. (*golden brown) Remove from oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
4)  Meantime, put all the cream cheese frosting ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until fine and smooth.
5)  When the cupcakes are cool, spoon the frosting mixture into a piping bag and pipe frosting on the cupcakes for decoration.

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