Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Halloween maple apple cupcakes

Maple apple cupcake
Maple apple cupcakes (makes 12 muffin size cakes)

150g (5.2 ounces) self raising flour
60g (2.11 ounces) unsalted butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
60ml (2 fluid ounces)maple syrup
200g (7 ounces) grated apple
Vanilla butter cream
Pink food colouring
Black edible glitter

Cooking instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160-180 deg C.
  2. Line muffin tray with paper cases.
  3. Beat flour, butter, eggs, cinnamon and maple syrup in a bowl with an electric mixer until mixture is a pale colour.
  4. Stir in apple and divide the mixture between the paper cases.
  5. Place in preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and place cakes on wire rack to cool.
  7. Add pink food colouring to butter icing, mixing thoroughly.
  8. Put coloured butter icing into a piping bag with small nozzle.
  9. When cakes are cool, pipe butter cream icing in peaks on top.
  10. Sprinkle glitter on top using a small paintbrush.
  11. Stick cupcake topper in top.

To make the cupcake topper,
  1. Download and print the "Poison" label below x2.
  2. Place double sided tape on the unprinted side of the label from edge to edge.
  3. Press a cocktail stick into tape
  4. Place the second label over the top of the stick and press firmly together.

Poison cake label
See Halloween cake stands and cases for where to buy cupcake wrappers.

As I have to have a gluten free diet, I substitute the self raising flour for Gluten and wheat free self raising flour.

Have a sweet day!


  1. Oh i love the colour of that icing. Poison = yum

  2. Simply amazing. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to swing by every morning and drool over you blog while I sip my black coffee.

    Good gracious but this is a marvelous and beautiful place to land.

  3. these sound delicious! have a great day!

  4. YUMMY AND FUN!!!!!!! Great Torie! Love this! Thanks for your visit to my blog! I truly appreciate it! :)

  5. oo, these look totally yumscious...i love the cake topper!

  6. Hello! :) I Blogged about your lovely recipe! :)

  7. just found your blog and so glad I did. great stuff!

  8. Yummy! All the cupcakes look to pretty to eat!
    Enjoy your day,

  9. I love the little poison tags. So cute!

  10. Ohhhh.yummy! :) I can see myself with a pink tongue right now! :D hee

  11. Thanks for all the fun cupcake recipes! Gotta love small cakes I don't have to share!

  12. I love the bright pink and skull, looks great!

  13. Oh, what wonderful cakes....they look so 'poisonous' !!!!
    Your halloween posts have been so brilliant and so clever too. xxxx

  14. Maple and apple - two of my favorite treats!

  15. They just look perfect, as does everything else you've shown us.


  16. Another lovely recipe! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  17. I am sooo excited about this post because I'm on a gf diet as well. These cupcakes are to cute. It looks like you printed the skull and crossbones on pink paper. What a fun idea.

  18. All I can say is ....where do you find the time for all this yummy amaze me my dear! Please come over to my home and bake me up some need to open up a shop!!! xoxox

  19. you had to work seriously hard to get that gorgeous color pink frosting. how can you eat such a work of art???

  20. Should I get life insurance before trying this recipe?! ;)
    The 'poison' is greatest touch!

  21. Yum maple apple cupcakes. I have to show these to Les the baker in the family and she loves all these Halloween post with her birthday so close to the holiday.

  22. What a fabulous cupcake - great colours ! x

  23. thanks for sharing this!

  24. These look great! You have so many neat things on your blog!



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