Autumn Recipe: Apple Crumble Cupcakes

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I love apple crumbles, they are one of those perfect autumn desserts that always hits the spot (well for me at least). Last year I made one as soon as I got home from picking apples and this year I planned to do the same until I realized how amazing combining an apple crumple with cupcakes would be.  I searched online for a recipe but I just didn’t find any that hit the spot for me so I modified and made my own. I thought I’d share it with you because these are perfect for the apple season and a great alternative to apple pies and crumbles. Let me know if you tried the recipe in the comments or modifications you’d make. This recipe makes around 15 cupcakes.

Time:

15 minutes to bake, 30minutes prep work

What You’ll Need:

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  • 3 Apples
    *I am using MacIntosh as they are a good baking apple but what you like/can get
  • 1 cup Self-Rising flour
    * or all-purpose flour with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda & 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup applesauce
    Crumble Topping
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • Optional: nuts or oats
  • Whip Cream for icing

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, add liners in cupcake tray
  2. Prepare apples by peeling them and cutting them into small pieces. In a small bowl add apple cubes with a tablespoon of brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Mix together with a fork until a syrup is created.
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  3. Prepare dry ingredients by add flour, salt, and spices (if using regular flour add baking soda & powder) in a small bowl. Mix together with a whisk until combined.
  4. Prepare crumble by mixing flour with sugar and cinnamon in a small ball before adding in softened butter. Mix with your hands or a fork.
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  5. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
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  6. Add in the egg, apple sauce and vanilla; beat until combined on medium speed.
  7. Add in dry ingredients in small intervals and mix until completely combined.
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  8. Fold in apple mixture into cupcake batter.
  9. Take the cupcake batter and add to cupcake liners about 60% full.
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  10. Add crumble to the top of the batter.
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  11. Bake in over until toothpick comes out clean, about 15minutes.
  12. Take out cupcakes from the oven and cool
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  13. Once cupcakes are cool add a dollop of whip cream to the top and eat!
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Summery:

The cupcakes turned out amazing, I love this recipe and will be making these again (maybe even later this week). Although I think next time I`ll make the apple chunks a little smaller or only use 2 large apples. This is a great base recipe without the crumble or the whip cream on top which is great if you are on a diet or want to lower your sugar intake. The apple cupcake with everything on top though is just divine, I recommend eatting them warm as well (so good). A perfect recipe for the apple season, even more so if you can go to an orchard to pick your own or pick up local apples from the market.

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