I had originally planned to post a few Halloween posts this month but unfortunately my illnesses haven’t been the kindest too me the last couple of weeks, therefore I haven’t been able to get on with my writing. So, I do believe today’s post will be my only Halloween one for 2018, but don’t you worry, I’ll be ending this year on a high with plenty of content coming to you soon after today’s post…
Furthermore, for many people, Halloween is all about the partying and don’t get me wrong I do love that part also, but for me, I’ve always loved Halloween for the creativity it brings out in people. Wether that’s makeup, face painting, SFX makeup, house decorating or home baking, this special event really does bring out the talent in people and I throughly enjoy watching it.
This year, I wanted to up my game when it came to my Halloween baking. I didn’t want to just do a basic cupcake, as I’ve done that plenty of times before – so I decided this year, to do a mixture of autumn and Halloween together. Believe me when I say, these cupcakes were demolished within a few days of baking them. Although, not only did I want to spice the cupcake mixture up, but the decorating side of it also. I worked my panties off with fondant icing to make these cakes look some what “good”, and I’m really happy with how they turned out.
So if your wanting to create these cupcakes yourself, let’s get baking;
Ingredients You Need
- 250g Of Cooking Apples ( Peeled & Chopped Weight )
- 150g Of Unsalted Butter / Stalk
- 150g Of Light Brown Sugar ( +25g Extra )
- 150g Of Self Raising Flour
- 3 Medium Eggs
- 1/2 Teaspoon Of Ground Cinnamon
- 120g Of Plain Flour
- 60g Of Caster Sugar
- 60g Unsalted Butter
- 200g Of Unsalted Butter ( Room Temperature )
- 400g Icing Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Of Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Of Vanilla Extract
- Fondant Icing ( In Different Colours. I Choose Orange, Green, White & Black)
How To Make Apple Crumble Cakes:
- Firstly, gather together all your ingredients and equipment, line a 12 hole cupcake tin with large cupcake cases and preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, Gas Mark 4.
- Secondly, peel and core the apples, then cut into cubes about 1cm small (size doesn’t partially matter as long as their small).
- Once, you’ve cubed the apples, put the apples into a bowl and cover with the 25g of light brown sugar. Mix together until the apples are completely covered and leave to the side.
- Next, lets make the crumble mixture. Rub together the 120g of plain flour, 60g of caster sugar and 60g of unsalted butter until the mixture resembles bread crumbs, leave this to the side also.
- Now onto the cupcakes.
- Beat together the 150g of unsalted butter and light brown sugar until its light, fluffy and lighter in colour.
- Once you’ve beaten together your butter and sugar, add in the 3 medium eggs, 150g of plain flour and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and mix together until smooth.
- Then, fold through the apple mixture (the one that you set aside earlier).
- Spoon the finished cupcake mixture into the cupcake cases, because of the apples your more likely to get more then 12 cupcakes… bonus, right?
- Sprinkle a layer of the crumble mixture onto of the cupcakes (only a little per cupcake)
- Now you’ve finished your cupcakes, put them in the oven to bake for around 20-25 minutes or until baked through.
Instructions To Decorate The Apple Crumble Cakes:
- Once the cupcakes have baked through, transfer them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- For the Buttercream:
- Beat the 200g of unsalted butter for around two minutes or until its really light in colour and supple. Then add in the icing sugar a little at a time and beat fully after each incorporation.
- Now, add in the 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and vanilla extract and beat for around 3-5 minutes or until its really light and fluffy.
- Using a 2D closed star piping tip, pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes, I like to go from the outside and work my way in when It comes to decorating my cupcakes as I believe that gives the best affect (though thats completely up to you). Although, this time I actually just spooned the buttercream onto the cake, as I felt that gave the best look. Up to you.
- Finally, you could just add some halloween sprinkles, or buy some halloween cupcake decorations from Hobbycraft (as they’ve got some amazing bits you can buy) but I’ve decided to go one step further and make my own out of fondant icing. I’ve added little pumpkins, ghosts, witches hats, witches and spiders to give off the halloween vibes.
And thats your Apple Crumble Halloween Cupcakes prepared, baked and decorated, ready to either be eaten by yourself this halloween or given to the trick or treaters.
I really hope you get some Halloween baking inspiration from todays blogpost, please let me know either in the comments below or on my other socials if you give these cupcakes a go yourself. The recipe may be longer than ones I’ve done in the past, but believe me when I say, its much easier than it reads!
I’ve been so inspired the last month by the autumnal/winter months that I’ve got so many bakes up my sleeve for you guys to be excited about. Are there any bakes in particular you’d like to see from me?
sending you guys tons of love and hugs as always,