Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Simply Scrumptious Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

For years I have been searching for the perfect apple muffin recipe...

 A muffin that is neither too dry, nor too moist...  Not too sweet, yet just sweet enough to excite the tastebuds with the first tiny bite... 

...And I have finally found it!
This apple muffin is so very delicious...a hint of cinnamon, a lovely apple tang...  And the drizzle icing gives it the perfect finish!

As I love sharing my favourite finds with you, I have given you the recipe below ~ I am certain your guests, family or whoever you serve will be greatly impressed....
For the muffins 

125g butter, softened
125g castor sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
100g apple sauce *

* Instead of using apple sauce, we peel, cut and steam fresh apples, and then puree them with a blender.

For the icing

200g icing sugar
About 5 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cinnamon
1 apple
2 tbsp lemon juice

 Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Line an 8 hole muffin pan with paper muffin cases.
Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl and using a hand-held electric whisk, beat together until light and fluffy.
Add eggs to the mixture, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon.  Add apple sauce and stir everything together until just combined.
Divide the mixture equally between the muffin cases.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until form or a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large bowl.  Add the millk and vanilla essence and mix until smooth.  
Spoon the icing on top of the muffins, allowingit to drizzle on the sides.
Quarter, core and slice the apple and toss the slices in the lemon juice.
Sprinkle the cinnamon over the muffins and top with apples pieces.

I do so hope you enjoy these simply scrumptious muffins!

~ Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.  Proverbs 16:24 ~

  This post may be shared with...


Alex said...

Kelly-Anne, these look 'truly scrumptious' indeed! And *soooo cute* in their little spotty muffin cases with the drizzle of icing on top. I shall definitely print out the recipe...
Pretty as a picture. And with steamed apple, I think I would not hold back from having one(or more) for breakfast!!

Anonymous said...

Ooo so cute! Definitely trying these! Thanks for the recipe!

Melanie Redd said...

Hey Kelly-Anne,

This recipe looks wonderful! I am going to have to try this one~

Came over on Wise Woman Link UP today, and I'm glad to find your site.

Hope you have a blessed day today~

Elyse said...

These look delicious! I will have to try them! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

Daniela said...

My dearest Kelly-Anne,
we all in family do love cinnamon ... and cakes, so I'm going to copy your recipe on my kitchen copybook and try it as soon as possible, I'm sure it's so tasty :)
Thank you my darling friend, sending blessings

Anonymous said...

A happy Wednesday to you, dearest Kelly-Anne! (Or perhaps it is Thursday where you are!) These muffins look so delightful- absolutely perfect for autumn! I'm just starting to begin collecting recipes and such that I want to make once that lovely season makes it's grand appearance in our neck of the woods. :) And I'm thinking that these just must be on that list!

Thank you for sharing the recipe today! Hope you have a lovely rest of the week! Sending much love and many blessings your way <3

Ashley said...

Ohhh, these sound delicious!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Have a blessed day Kelly-Anne! <3

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Vicky Hunt said...

Oh my Kelly-Anne! These look absolutely divine! It is after midnight here but if I had one of those right now, I would eat it. :) I will have to pin this recipe and visit it again in the fall as that is the time of year I love apple deserts. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a lovely Thursday.

Hugs, Vicky

Paige said...

Those look/sound so yummy! :D

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Ashleigh! I must tell you how I truly apprecaite your sweet visits and comments...thank you sweet friend!
I do hope you enjoy this apple muffin recipe as much as we did!
Hugs to you!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Your muffin looks absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for generously sharing this recipe.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, yum!!! What a beautiful photo of what must truly be delicious, Kelly-Anne! The recipe seems scrumptious! I love the little polka-dot cupcake holder!! Hugs, sweet friend!

Ida said...

These muffins look so delicious. - I'd like to try them but need to figure out how to convert your measurements into US type measurements. Also I've never heard of castor sugar.

Shelby said...

Mmmm, that looks so good! I am going to have to try it out sometime! :)

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Shelby...I do hope you try these darling apple muffins...they are just too delicious for words! And thank you for always being a dear and leaving me the sweetest comments! Hugs!

Stephanie said...

Oh my... how I wish I could reach into the screen and grab a bite of this lovely muffin! But I guess I will have to be content with simply looking :) Autumn is just around the corner and I love baking recipes like this so hopefully I will make these yummy muffins soon.

Thank you, sweet friend, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I will be feauturing this post at the party on Monday afternoon. I hope you're able to join us again this week. Hugs!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Kelly-Anne, how I wish I had one of your delicious muffins for my breakfast this morning!!! They look so incredibly beautiful besides sounding so scrumptious! Thank you for sharing your perfect muffin recipe with us.

Debby Ray said...

Kelly-Anne, I want one of these right now! They look absolutely AMAZING! Those slices of apples on the top did it for me! Thank for sharing this great looking recipe! I hope your week is off to great start :)

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Hi my lovey, this sounds and looks delicious! I am in a baking mood right now because the Great British Bake Off is on tv again :-) Will save your recipe to make at the weekend. Have a wonderful week xx

Conniecrafter said...

I am surprised I missed this, sounds delicious and such pretty presentation of it!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kelly-Anne,
Wow your muffin looks so yummy and delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe to make them. I hope you have a lovely day and weekend.
Julie xo