Apple Fairy Cakes Recipe

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I love making cakes with whatever we have in the house and a recipe we make often is Apple Fairy Cakes. Great for using up apples that are going past their best, this little apple cake recipe is one the children love.

Apple Fairy Cakes Recipe

What do you need to make Apple Fairy Cakes?

These apple fairy cakes are made with typical cake ingredients – butter, sugar, eggs and flour. We use any butter or margarine that we have at home and I tend to use caster sugar although light brown sugar or even granulated sugar would be fine too.

We also use self raising flour for ease but you could use plain flour and a little baking powder or baking soda if you wanted. We all some vanilla essence or vanilla extract for flavouring and the last thing you need is apples.

Apple Fairy Cakes Recipe

What apples should you use for apple cakes?

I know many people will only use cooking apples to bake with but for these simple apple cupcakes we use any apples we have at home. We’ve used Golden Delicious, Granny Smiths, Braeburn and so many other kinds of apples. Any eating apples will be fine for this recipe and you don’t need to soak them in lemon juice or anything either – just chop them up and add to the mix!

Apple Fairy Cakes Recipe

Can you vary this recipe?

If you’d like to make apple and cinnamon cupcakes instead simple add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the mix. You could also add other fruit if you wanted – apple and blackberry fairy cakes would be delicious!

Although we leave these cakes plain and enjoy them pretty much straight from the oven, you could dust them with icing sugar reminiscent of a traditional German apple cake or you could top with icing – I know that’s one our extended family would love! It really just depends on how much time you have.

Apple Fairy Cakes Recipe

The kids love these little fruit cakes for breakfast and they’re perfect for adding to lunchboxes or taking on a picnic too. Super easy, they’re full of flavour and taste delicious. Plus, if you’re looking for an easy dessert you can heat them up and serve with a ball of ice cream or pour some custard over the top! A great alternative to apple pie.

If you’re looking for other recipes to try here are our chocolate chip fairy cakes, ginger fairy cakes and fruity banana muffins recipes. You can see all our recipes to date here.

Apple Fairy Cakes Recipe

What equipment do you need to make these little Apple Fairy Cakes?

You will no doubt have most of the equipment you need for this recipe at home already but, in case it helps, here are the things we use to bake these cakes at home:

These are pretty much staples for baking in any home kitchen and once you have them you won’t need to replace them often.

Here’s our easy Apple Fairy Cakes recipe:

Makes: 12 cakes

Ingredients:

  • 170g unsalted butter or margarine at room temperature
  • 3170g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 170g self raising flour, sifted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 7
  • Line a muffin tray with paper cases.
  • Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 20 minutes and golden brown.
  • Leave to cool and enjoy.

If you’d like to print or pin the Apple Fairy Cakes recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Apple Fairy Cakes Recipe

Apple fairy cakes are a great way of using up leftover apples and are great for breakfast, lunchboxes or picnics. Full of flavour and easy to make.
Course Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword apple, baking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cakes

Ingredients

  • 170 g unsalted butter or margarine at room temperature
  • 3170 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 170 g self raising flour sifted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 7
  • Line a muffin tray with paper cases.
  • Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 20 minutes and golden brown.
  • Leave to cool and enjoy.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Apple Fairy Cakes Recipe

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