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|Apple and Walnut Cupcakes|
to my family, these were the best flavour of cupcakes i've made yet.
however, they said something quite similar for the next bake i did,
lemon and cranberry cupcakes!!!
that being said, i did enjoy them alot too. they were lovely and sticky, and we all thought they would be better without icing so i just left them as they were.
they're lovely eaten warm, so you could pop one in the microwave for a few seconds. yum.
80g unsalted butter
280g caster sugar
240g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
2 granny smith apples
50g chopped walnuts
600g icing sugar
100g unsalted butter
250g cream cheese (preferably full fat if you can bear it!)
ground cinnamon for dusting
using a hand held electric whish or a freestanding electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the icing sugar with the butter on a low speed until sandy in texture and no large lumps of butter are left. add the cream cheese and mix on a medium speed until the frosting is smooth, light and fluffy.
when the cupcakes feel cold to the touch, spread the frosting on them smoothing and swirling the surface with a palette knife. dust with cinnamon.
i'll admit in this picture, i didnt fill up the paper cases enough so it made quite alot, and i ended up having to cut the tops off the cases after baking.. so dont make that mistake! fill them generously to about 3/4 full and you will still get about 18 out of it.