Monday, October 17, 2016

Toffee Apple Cupcakes

With all the spookiness of Halloween, its nice to serve something elegant and pretty as a treat for guests. There are plenty of weird and wonderful baked creations on the net but I've decided to make some Toffee Apple Cupcakes for our little "scary movie night" with the girls;
When I was a little girl, our Primary School had an annual fair and it was there that I tasted my first toffee apple. I think I may have lost a baby tooth, biting through the toffee but it was a little piece of heaven to me. Every year this same lady would have a huge table full of toffee apples and I would spend all my coins at her stall :)
Years later I discovered, that the stall lady was actually the former owner of the house we purchased. To think she made so many toffee apples in our former small and pokey old kitchen was commendable and I can just imagine them lining the bench tops and covering the old table, before she packaged them up.
These little cupcakes are inspired by the humble Toffee Apple. They are loaded with apple and spice, topped with a gorgeous salted caramel buttercream and decorated with shards of dark, golden toffee. I like to take my toffee to just before the "oooops...too far" point to give it a little bitterness and that beautiful rich colour.  Dip those shards into that yummy buttercream and its heavenly.
The cupcakes are super moist and packed with gorgeous pureed apple and cinnamon, which gives them an intense flavour that is warming to the soul.
The kids will enjoy these cupcakes too and they are not as messy as the traditional sticky, toffee apples on a stick, plus they don't have to be healthy and actually eat the apple :)
If you would like to make your own Toffee Apple Cupcakes, you can download my recipe HERE.
A plate full of these will delight your guests and give your celebrations an elegant Halloween feel without all the spookies!
Happy baking :)

3 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, yum, thank you! I already shared this with a good friend. The minute I read it. I love the decorative touch of the second cupcake paper. Thanks!

Ɓgueda said...

Thank you very much! You make me want sweets early! :))

Bilko Parker said...

These look so yummy, thanks heaps Rose. Guida.

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