Growing up (okay, I guess I’m still growing up and so I’ll have to wait about 10 more years before I can actually say that… maybe I should say “during my childhood”. Yes, let’s go with that! anyways,) my mom always made apple crumble pie with vanilla sauce during the summers. Together with rhubarb crumble pie, that’s the most summery dessert I can think of. But loving to spend hours and hours making dessert, I can’t really make that since it only takes a couple of minutes from start to finish 😉 So today I made a more modern (and time consuming) take on the classic apple pie: apple and cinnamon muffins with vanilla creme cheese frosting, topped with chewy, dried apple slices. And. It. Was. Delicious! Absolutely delicious! So I thought I should share the recipe! This recipe is for 12 normal sized cupcakes.
Apple and cinnamon muffins:
- 125 g butter
- 240 g flour (without rising agent!)
- 180 g granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 apple (I used granny smith)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 200 g milk
- 1 egg
1.. Preheat the oven to 200°C/390 F.
2.. Melt the butter in a saucepan and put it to the side to cool.
3.. Mix together flour,sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and the apple (chopped into approximately 1×1 cm pieces).
4.. Add the milk to the cooled butter, then add the egg.
5.. Pour the egg-milk-butter mixture to the rest and stir to a smooth batter (well, as smooth as is possible with all those apple pieces 😉 )
6.. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 up. Put the liners in a cupcake pan first for best results.
7.. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the middle of the oven and then put the muffins on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
Vanilla creme cheese frosting:
- 100 g room temperature butter
- 240 g confectioners sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla (or 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar if you want a whiter frosting)
- 230 g creme cheese
1.. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla for at least 2 minutes, until fluffy.
2.. Stir in the creme cheese and pipe or spread onto the cooled muffins.
I’ll share a how-to for the apple slices tomorrow!
Thanks for looking, and now go into the kitchen and give these lovelies a go!