Apple Crumble Cupcakes!

Hey beaut's!

It's been a while since I got in the kitchen and baked some cupcakes and seeing as Autumn is creeping ever closer I thought it was time for a cosy bake, this time around I opted for apple crumble cupcakes, they just sound so warming and autumnal don't they! These cupcakes have apple within the sponge and the most amazing cinnamon and brow sugar buttercream - which might I add is the best buttercream I've ever made, the addition of brown sugar is just immense and gives it a slight caramel vibe, oh my! Then the cupcakes are finished off with that yummy homemade crumble, whats not to love! 
What You Will Need For The Cupcakes
300g Cooking Apples
2 Eggs
125g Unsalted Butter 
230g Plain Flour
155g Golden Caster Sugar
2 tsps Baking Powder

1 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch Of Salt
Splash Of Milk

What You Will Need For The Crumble Topping
75g Golden Caster Sugar
100g Chilled Butter
140g Self-Raising Flour

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

What You Will Need For The Buttercream
125g Unsalted Butter
55g Soft Brown Sugar
200g Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Splash Of Milk
How To - Cupcakes
* Start off by making the apple mixture, I popped 250 grams of my cooking apples into a saucepan and covered them in a little water for around 5 minutes to soften, once soft drain the water and leave the apple mixture to cool. Then chop the remaining 50 grams of apple into tiny cubes and leave to aside!
* In a bowl cream together the butter and the golden caster sugar until light and fluffy then whack in the eggs and vanilla extract! Once all of the wet ingredients are combined add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and gently mix until combined, at this point the batter might be quite stiff but fear not, pop in your softened apples and mix well - this will help loosen things up, if the batter is still quite stiff like mine was then keep adding in a splash of milk at a time until it loosens slightly.
* Finally before popping the batter into your cupcake cases mix through the remaining 50 grams of cubed apple, then bake at gas mark 4 for around 15-18 minutes or until the top of the cupcakes are springy to the touch, then transfer onto a wire rack to cool

How To - Crumble
* The crumble topping is so easy to make, in a large bowl rub together the butter, flour and vanilla until it's nice and crumbly kind of like breadcrumbs, and then stir through the sugar. 
* Spread the crumble mixture onto a lined baking tray and bake for 5-10 minutes until just golden, I actually got my crumble out half way and used a knife to chop at it and move it around so the underneath of the crumbles firmed up too.

How To - Buttercream
* In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract until it becomes super whippy, then start adding the icing sugar slowly to avoid the dreaded icing sugar cloud and mix again until combined. As usual if the buttercream is too stiff then pop in some milk until you get your desired constancy.
* Pipe or spoon the icing on top of the cupcakes and sprinkle over lots of the yummy crumble, you can add a little or a lot depending on how much crumble your partial too and voila!
And there you have it beaut's, yummy apple crumble cupcakes that are so autumnal and delicious! These are a little more time consuming than general cupcakes because you have to make the crumble and soften the apples but it's totally worth it, especially on a cold autumn day!



  1. Omg!! These look absolutely divine!! Making me really crave an apple crumble cupcake!! xx

  2. These sound bloody epic xx

  3. These look absolutely delicious! Cannot wait to get baking loads of autumnal treats this year.

    Heather | x Highland Beauty

  4. Oh my goodness these look so delicious!! I don't normally have a sweet tooth but I can already smell these and I want to make some!

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume 


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