little apple teacakes

I've been thinking about cupcakes this week after a friend emailed me for a cupcake recipe and I realised I didn't have one (rather, I just split the good old butter cake mix into cupcake pans when the need arises.)

So while I'm thinking about cupcakes and looking at a box of apples that will need stewing sometime soon, I imagine this:


And so I put these things together in a bowl:


125g butter, softened

 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1½ cups plain flour

½ cup custard powder

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

½ cup milk

2 green apples, sliced

1 tbsp butter, melted

extra cinnamon and sugar


Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one by one and mix well. Add vanilla then sift in flour, custard powder and baking powder. Stir through cinnamon and milk.

Makes 12 cupcakes. 

Press sliced apple into tops of cakes and bake in moderate oven (180deg) for about 25 mins. 

While still hot, brush tops of cakes with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Lovely with tea.


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