As of now, it is officially the season Autumn.Therefore, I'm initiating Crumble Cupcakes, originally made by Zoella; a link of her making the cupcakes will be left in the link below. In my judgement, I undoubtedly had taken delight, baking these toothsome treats and I hope you enjoy my take on it!
To make these gourmet, cinnamon-y flavored cupcakes, you'll need:
2 eggs (as I had run out of eggs and was not in the position to buy some more, I substituted it with a floury paste which in my view, did the job just fine).
230g of plain flour
155g of sugar (I had used caster sugar. However, if you want your cupcakes to appear darker, use light brown sugar).
125g of unsalted butter, at room temp
2 tsps of baking powder
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp of salt
Apples (I used one large one)
Ingredients required for the crumble:
75g of golden caster sugar
100g of chilled, salted butter
140g of self-raising flour
1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon( optional, depending on how much cinnamon you prefer).
For the icing, you'll need:
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
110g of soft brown sugar
250g of unsalted butter at room temp
400g of Icing Sugar (I decided to use less as the cake and crumble were sweet enough. So, to add more sugar really would be too much)!!
2 tbsp of whole milk
Onto the method...
Preheat the oven to 170C (I'm guessing that is for ALL kinds of ovens. If not, blame Zoe)!!
Start with making the cupcakes by making the apple mixture. Peel,core and then chop the apples into little pieces.
Place the apple pieces with large saucepan (this didn't apply to me as I only had one large apple;this may be different for you.)
Pour enough water to cover them and leave to simmer for 5-7 minutes, until soft, and then leave until cool.
Whilst the apple mixture is cooling, cream together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add the, adding the vanilla extract until combined.
Add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, gently mixing until combined. Carefully fold in the apple mix.
Attentively, spoon the mixture into you lined cupcake tin. Hope for the best, and place into the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Now, onto the crumble topping!!
In a large, rub together the butter, flour, cinnamon and vanilla extract up to when the mixture is crumbly and in equivalence to fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
Disperse the crumble evenly onto a lined baking tray and bake for 5-10 minutes until just golden. As for me, I use a gratin tin to distribute the mixture. As you can imagine, it didn't turn out the way I'd hopped for but it had been SO delectable!
The final portion of the recipe is: the icing!
Beat together your butter and brown sugar along with the cinnamon and vanilla extract for approx 5-7 minutes up until fully combined and light and fluffy.
Gradually add in the icing sugar and continue to beat at a low speed. If not, a whole lot of icing dust will sprinkle everywhere, causing MORE mess.
Include the milk a tablespoon at a time until the icing is light and creamy but stiff enough to hold its shape. I added around 4 tablespoons to my icing as I wanted the icing to be creamy but not massively thick.
How Zoe built the cupcakes and how I ATTEMPTED to build them:
Once the cupcakes and crumble are fully cooled, spoon the icing into a piping bag, fitted with a star nozzle. Tip: Practice piping first on maybe a biscuit or plate etc,etc before going onto a cupcake.
Smooth a small quantity on top of each cupcake, afterwards, adding the crumble mixture.
Using the piping bag, pipe a small swirl/whirl of icing onto the top of the crumble on each cupcake. Top with a minimized sprinkle of crumble and Voilà!
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Zoe's take of Apple Crumble Cupcakes, click here!
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