Apple Butter cupcakes- with an easter theme!

I just couldn’t help making these for easter! Hope you mmmenjoy!

Prep: 30mins, baking time: 30mins batter 15 minutes apple sauce

Ingredients:

for the batter

  • 250g butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups self raising flour
  • 250ml milk
  • 3 sheets pre rolled puff pastry

for the apple sauce

  • 6 granny smith apples
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

for the easter egg theme on top!

  • fairy floss- I used a fairy floss maker that I got for my 21st bday, however if this is not possible you can easily make a sugar nest from heated sugar and corn syrup
  • mini easter eggs- I bought the cadbury candy coated type

Method:

  1. use a circle cutter that is slightly buffer than the cupcake diameters, and cut out 24 circles. Place them in the bottom of the cupcake tray and prick with a fork.
  2. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celsius. Use beaters to beat the butter, sugar and vanilla essence together until pale in colour. Beat in the eggs, one at a time until combined.
  3. divide the flour in two batches, and sift and fold in the flour alternating with the milk.

for the apple sauce

  1. peel and slice the apples. Place in a pot add the water and heat on medium high. Stir constantly until soft then mash in the pot. Add in the sugar and stir to combine.

to make the cupcakes. 

  1. put a heaped teaspoon of apple sauce on top of puff pastry. Then spoon cupcake batter on top until 3/4 full.
  2. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  3. Pipe some cream on top, or enjoy it with some icecream

for the easter theme:

  1. spin the fairy floss and shape into an nest shape and place on top of each cupcake. Place candy eggs on top.
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