The word on the street is that it’s National Cupcake Week. Technically it starts tomorrow.
I just thought I would warn you now because it means all of us baking junkies will be posting cupcakes on all our social media sites.
I am not an exception so be prepared to be cupcake bombed!
The best part of cupcakes is that they take like 20 minutes to bake. Then throw some icing on top and Wa-La! Cake!
Yes, there are more complicated cupcakes out there that have many components and steps, but those are for special occasions.
These are "just because" cupcakes. But not "all the time" cupcakes. 'Cuz you know the whole in moderation thing.
Moderation is good.
These cupcakes are good.
See how it all works out?
I used my cool cupcake corer and cupcake icing knife that OXO sent to me to try out and then I tried Sugar and Crumbs flavored icing sugar.
I chose Green Apple flavor because I wanted to make Caramel Apple Cupcakes. I wanted to make Caramel Apple Cupcakes because in the USA there is this sucker/lolly that is called a Caramel Apple Pop and it’s so good and not available here in the UK.
Hence these cupcakes!
They totally reminded me of those suckers/lollies so I am happy!
Here’s how you can be happy too!
Caramel Apple Cupcakes:
120g plain flour
140g golden caster sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter, room temp
120ml whole milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract
10-12 tsp caramel
Heat the oven to 170C and line your cupcake pan with 10-12 cupcake cases. Beat the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter until it’s a bit crumby! Combine the milk, egg, and vanilla together before gradually adding it to the crumby mixture. Once combined beat on high for a minute or two to make sure there aren’t any lumps and the mixture is smooth.
Using a trigger scoop fill each of the cupcake cases just about half way. Bake for 20-25 minutes. A skewer should come out clean. Leave to cool completely before using the Cupcake Corer to take out the middles and add about a teaspoon of the caramel to the middles. Put the sponge bit back in and top with Green Apple Icing Sugar!
Green Apple Frosting
1 pkg of Sugar and Crumbs Green Apple Flavored Icing Sugar
125g butter, room temp
1-2 tbsp of milk
Follow the instructions on the packaging.
20-24 Dark Chocolate chunks
Put two chocolate chunks together and place on top to act an apple stem before drizzling the caramel over the top. Place in a baggie and snip the corner, but make sure the hole is small. Then drizzle on top!
notes: In association with Oxo and Sugar and Crumbs! Please see my contact/policy page for more details! Find out more about National Cupcake Week! And if you need to know what Caramel Apple Pops are just look here. I am also entering these cupcakes in Betta Living’s Betta Bake a Cupcake Competition #bettabakeoff