The inspiration for this recipe comes from the Vanilla Apple Cake posted at Sweet and Simple Bakes for their September Bake. Each month Rosie and Maria post a tried and tested recipe for people to bake and post on the 1st day of the following month on their blogs. Whether you particpate or not in their monthly bakes, I recommend that you definitely try their recipes sometime or the other. Not only do the recipes work like magic, the end results are so uniquely delicious that you’ll find yourself baking them several times.
I have modified their basic Vanilla Apple cake recipe to bake muffins that are eggless and have an apple crumble topping instead of the brown sugar topping the original calls for.
Makes – 10 Muffins
For the cake:
- All Purpose Flour – 1 cup
- Sugar – 3/4 cup
- Heavy Cream – 1/2 cup
- Apple puree – 3/4 cup (approx 1 medium apple)
- Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
- Vanilla – a few drops
- Baking Powder – 1 tsp
- Cooking Soda – 1/4 tsp
- Curd – 2 tbsp
For the crumble topping:
- Demerara Sugar – 1/4 cup
- All Purpose Flour – 1/4 cup
- Butter – 3 tbsp
- Cinnamon Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Apple – 1 medium (cut into cubes or wedges)
- Line a muffin pan. Preheat oven to 180 C.
- Mix the butter, all purpose flour, cinnamon powder and demerara sugar for the topping to resemble coarse bread crumbs to prepare your crumble mix. Mix by hand if the butter is cold or use a fork.
- Sieve Maida with Baking Powder and Cooking Soda together.
- Powder Sugar and Cinnamon stick. Cream powdered sugar with fresh cream and Apple Puree. Add Curd. Fold in the Maida.
- Transfer cake batter to baking tin. Top batter with apple cubes/wedges followed by the crumble mix.
- Bake at 180 C for 40 minutes or until muffins are browned on top.
- I used a six mould standard muffin pan. Baking timings will vary with surface area. You will need to adjust according to muffin mould size and the size of the pan. If you’re using mini muffin pans, reduce time by atleast 5 minutes or more. If you’re using a pan that bakes larger than standard sized muffins, increase the time by atleast 5 minutes or more.
- A cake or loaf with the same batter takes 60 minutes at 180C.
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