When you would like to make some sweet treats but would like to justify them at the same time, using up fruit that is getting old is the perfect excuse. And I'm not afraid to use it. I reduced my fruit bowl load by a couple of apples (um, wow! yay!) and made up these scrummy cupcakes after searching for 'apple cupcakes' on pinterest. I thought a bowl of apples was a fun way to photograph the cake - hmmm, which one would you pick? A healthy apple? Or a pretending-to-be-slightly-healthy-but-actually-full-of-sugar-and-butter cupcake?
The cupcakes are particularly awesome fresh. Really light and scrummy. They get a little heavier over time but still yum yum yum. I do have a bit of an obsession with cinnamon at the moment, so the icing is a win. Despite the 15 minutes of beating, which I would never normally bother with. But it is good.
Apparently the original recipe is from a Donna Hay magazine, but I like the personal notes the blogger added. I also halved the recipe and made 10 big cupcakes. I only halved the icing recipe, not 2/5th like the blogger noted, but that did make too much. So 2/5 is about right for the 10 cupcakes - or make the cupcakes a bit smaller and make 12!
Click over here to read the recipe and comments :)
Linking up with Kell's 'Pin It? Make It?' challenge this fortnight.