Sunday, September 26, 2010

Autumn Apple Cupcake

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Apple Cupcakes

Apple jam
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • a splash of apple cider vinegar
  • 125 ml / 1/2 cup sugar
  • half a vanilla bean, split
Combine the above ingredients in a small saucepan, and simmer gently for about 25-30 minutes. Stir occasionally taking care to leave the diced apple mostly intact. Remove from stove and let cool.

Apple Jam Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 375 ml / 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 7.5 ml / 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 250 ml / 1 cup sugar
  • 125 ml / 1/2 cup butter, softened, cubed
  • 1/2 vanilla bean's seeds
  • 5 ml / 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 60 ml / 1/4 cup milk
Pre-heat oven to 375 F / 190 C.
Butter a 12 cup muffin tin or line the tin with muffin cups. Measure out first 3 ingredients in a bowl and stir with a whisk or fork to combine. In a standing mixer with paddle attachment or with handheld electric beaters cream the sugar, butter and vanilla seeds for 5 minutes . Add the vanilla extract, and then the eggs 1 at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the cooled apple jam and beat for a few seconds to combine. Fold in the flour in 3 additions alternating with the milk in 2 additions. Divide the batter equally among the muffin cups. Bake in the center of oven for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Apple Butter Cinnamon Icing
  • 125 ml / 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 500 ml / 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of apple butter
  • 5 ml / 1 /2 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 30 ml / 2 Tbsp milk
In a standing mixer with paddle attachment or with handheld electric beaters cream the butter for 5 minutes. Add the icing sugar 125 ml / 1/2 cup at a time. Beating well after each addition. Add the 3 remaining ingredients and beat until you have a spreadable consistency. Add more milk, a teaspoon at a time, if you would like a smoother icing.

When the cupcakes have completely cooled pipe or spread the icing generously over the cupcakes and serve.

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