Grated Apple Cup Cakes: RECIPE

I collect recipes like this for when I enthusiastically stock up on something healthy - apples, in this case - only to discover them still in the bag looking sad and tired a few weeks later,

Between that and the random feeding habits of teenagers, it always seems to be my job to try and create something from all the leftovers in the fridge (I hate food waste).

Sunday was dull and rainy in Ireland, and I felt too exhausted and busy to manage a trip out with Smiley, so baking was a good alternative to letting her watch videos all day. These are quick and easy to make - maybe a bit slower if you give a spoon to the kids!

After I posted a picture on Instagram, my friend Carol @ Jennas Flowers asked for the recipe: so here it is (and there's a printable version below too).

Grated Apple Cup Cakes



(makes about 12)

Ingredients

4oz/100gm butter
6oz/150gm brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
6oz/150gm self raising flour
2 eating apples.

Method
  1. Put oven on at 170 degrees Centigrade.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pan.
  3. Turn the heat off.
  4. Stir the sugar into the butter.
  5. Whisk the egg and stir in, together with the vanilla essence.
  6. Sieve in the flour and fold in.
  7. Peel, quarter and grate the apples and fold in.
  8. Spoon the mixture into about 12 cup cake cases, placed in a muffin tray
  9. Put tray in oven and bake cup cakes for about 25 minutes.
  10. Remove cup cakes from muffin tray and cool on a wire rack (or eat!).

I think they'd be extra nice with a crunchy topping of maybe demerara sugar and finely chopped walnuts, but I haven't tried it yet. Reduce the amount of sugar if you want a healthier version.



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Grated Apple Cup Cakes
Ingredients
  • 4oz/100gm butter
  • 6oz/150gm brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 6oz/150gm self raising flour
  • 2 eating apples
Instructions
Put oven on at 170 degrees Centigrade. Melt the butter in a large pan. Turn the heat off. Stir the sugar into the butter.Whisk the egg and stir in, together with the vanilla essence. Sieve in the flour and fold in. Peel, quarter and grate the apples and fold in. Spoon the mixture into about 12 cup cake cases. placed in a muffin tray Put tray in oven and bake cup cakes for about 25 minutes. Remove cup cakes from muffin tray and cool on a wire rack.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12



2 comments:

  1. Ohh! They look and sound delicious. I think I might have to give them a try x

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