Friday, January 16, 2015

Apple cupcakes...

Starting this new year with one of my favorite (and who knew it will become one!) form of baking - cupcakes :) I simply can't resist a soft, sweet "mini cake", especially when they're still warm, straight from the oven  - and on the side, a must of strong coffee (or tea). Is it only me who gets that "illusion" of being "good" when finishing only 1 cupcake instead of 1 big slice of cake? Cupcakes are very handy - you have your "cake" divided into small "portions"... but then again - I can barely end on one... Oh well, life is too short to deny yourself everything, including a little sweet treat from time to time ;)

apple cupcakes


How to make it...
Ingredients:
- 80 g softened butter                   
- 280 g caster sugar (I used only 200 g, and that was plenty)                       
- 240 g plain flour                           
- 1 tablespoon baking powder                 
- 1/4 teaspoon salt                               
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 240 ml whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 200 g apples (peeled and cut in small pieces)
- some brown sugar to sprinkle on top


Beat together the butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon on low speed until the consistency of fine bread crumbs. Whisk eggs and milk and pour 3/4 of the mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix on low speed first, pour in the remaining milk mixture and mix on medium speed until the batter is smooth. Stir apples into the batter. Fill paper cases by about two-thirds, sprinkle with some brown sugar on top and bake the cupcakes for 18-20 minutes at 190 C.


Smacznego!


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