Apple, Raisin and Coffee Cupcakes


225 grams plain flour
175 grams brown sugar
150 grams raisins (or sultanas, or currants- whatever you happen t
1/2 cup coffee (either made with instant or brewed coffee)
6 tablespoons stewed apple
3 cloves , ground
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg


If stewing the apple yourself, put this on first
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (I know the recipe says 160 but I found that they just weren't cooking at this temperature and did much better at 180) and put some cupcake liners in a cupcake or muffin tin.
Sift flour with bicarb soda and set aside.
In a large saucepan add the butter, sugar, spices, raisins, (stewed apple if using tinned or pre made stewed apple) and coffee and set over a medium heat, stiring occasionally until the butter has melted.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool (until lukewarm ish (test with your (clean!) little finger!), it doesn't have to be totally cold but it needs to be cool enough that the heat won't cook the egg immediately)
If making your own stewed apple, it should have stewed by now and you can add it to the mix.
Once it's sufficiently cooled, lightly beat the egg and add to the mix, mixing it in well.
Then add the flour and mix until well combined (I found it helpful to use a hand whisk at this stage to help prevent lumps forming) and smooth.
Spoon the mix into the cupcake liners and bake in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes or until a knife or metal skewer comes out clean from the centre of the cupcakes.
Allow to cool slightly in the tin and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before adding the icing.
Serve with a nice cup of tea or coffee or to your party guests.




I made these for a bbq, they were quick and simple to make. they didn't involve any fancy equipment and I didn't even need an electric whisk. You just mix it all up in a saucepan and then pour it into the cupcake liners. Everyone at the bbq loved these and there were none left over at the end. I iced with chocolate buttercream icing but I think a coffee icing would also be nice.

I made my own stewed apple as I couldn't find a tin of it in the supermarket - it was very simple, I cored, peeled and chopped 1 apple and then added 2 tbsp sugar and enough water to cover the apple to a saucepan and just stewed on a low heat until the apple was quite mushy and the water mostly evaporated.


20.0 small cupcakes, about 12 large


Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 3:35am


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