Apple crumble cupcakes

    1 hour 24 min

    A really scrummy and unusual cupcake, made with apple sauce and cinnamon...mmm! The crumble topping makes them truely irresistable! They are gorgous on their own or with hot custard.


    County Laois, Ireland
    47 people made this

    Makes: 14 cupcakes

    • 50g plain flour
    • 50g demerara sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 35g butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 280g jar Bramley apple sauce
    • 55g butter, softened
    • 85g demerara sugar
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • 175g self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:4min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr24min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas Mark 4. Put 14 bun cases in a bun tray.
    2. To make the crumble topping put the plain flour, 50g demerara sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon into a small bowl. Cut the 35g butter into small dice and rub into the dry ingredients until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
    3. To make the cupcakes, add bicarbonate of soda to apple sauce and stir until dissolved. Beat the softened butter and the 85g demerara sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg.
    4. Sift in self-raising flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Fold into mixture, alternating with the apple sauce. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
    5. Scatter the topping over each cupcake and press down gently. bake for 20 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
    6. Leave them in the tin for four minutes then transfer to a wire rack

    Serving suggestion

    Lovely warm with custard!!!

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    Excellent recipe. I used cooked apples 10 fluid oz. instead of the apple sauce, which was excellent. Just make sure you press the crumble topping down firmly otherwise it falls off easily when the cakes cool. I also used muffins cases, and just cooked them for a little longer.  -  08 Sep 2011


    These we really nice and easy to make. They could however have been more appley. The next time I will inject a bit of apple into the middle.  -  02 Dec 2010


    Made these 3 times it the past week, DELICIOUS!!!  -  23 Sep 2012