Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Toffee Apple Cupcakes


With Halloween done and dusted my attention has turned towards Bonfire Night and of course the cakes that I want to make to celebrate. For this little project, I could have gone down the decoration route with firework inspired icing, but what I really wanted was to make some really tasty seasonal cakes. Toffee apples are synonymous with the 5th November and I just happen to love the flavour combination so my theme was set.
The cake I made is a dark brown sugar victoria sponge with grated bramley apple stirred through. I added some cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter also. The frosting is a buttercream with toffee sauce beaten through it, I reduced the amount of icing sugar to avoid sugar overload (well kind of). The bramleys work so well, you need that sharpness to offset the sweetness of the icing. To finish the cakes I made some little sugarpaste apples, I think a wafer thin apple crisp would look lovely too!

8 comments:

manu said...

Wow, so delicious!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Oh those are a treat Vicky. beautifully done. I love your wee apples :)

Vicky said...

Thank you both. I'm really enjoying eating these, the cake is so moist. I'd love to make a large cake with maybe a toffee drizzle over the top. xxxx

Barbara said...

Dear Vicky,
your little treats are gorgious and perfect as ever!
Have a nice day!
Barbaraxx

Vicky said...

Thank you Barbara, you too! xx

Anonymous said...

Vicky your cakes are gawjus. Always look forward to seeing what you have made.
Sandy
xx

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

These are stunning!

Gloria said...

Vicky Im happy vto nfind you again! These cupcakes are awesome and look delicious!! gloria