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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Apple & almond cupcakes

Just wanted to share the apple & almond cupcakes I made this bank holiday weekend. I had ground almonds left over from when I baked cherry bakewell cupcakes so decided to use them up. I love the almond and apple together, the two combined taste really good.


For these cakes I just altered the recipe I used to make the cherry bakewell cupcakes;you just minus the raspberry jam and chuck in some diced apple! It's a really simple recipe.


For the cupcakes

150g margarine
150g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour
3 free-range eggs
1 tsp baking powder
60g ground almonds
1 tbsp milk
Two small apples, diced

For the icing
250g icing sugar
Food colouring
1 tsp almond extract

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases.

For the cupcakes, cream the margarine in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.

Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until risen and golden brown. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.

For the icing, mix the icing sugar and water together in a bowl until you have a smooth consistency. Add the teaspoon of almond extract and the food colouring. I used yellow and blue to make a lovely apple green colour.

Spoon the icing onto each cupcake, and you're done.

I had lots of mixture left over after filling 12 cases [I always find that, don't you?], so filled a heart shaped mould and make a big cake too!



  1. These look so good Sophie! Def forwarding this post to my Mumma haha! (:

  2. Wow these looks good! I love the heart shape too :)