What You’ll Need:
3 Apples (2 if your apples are on the bigger side)
1/4 cup of Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp of Cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks of butter
3/4 cups of castor sugar
(Tip: If you put granulated sugar into a food processor and pulse it a few times, it is the same as castor sugar)
3 Tbsp of Milk
1 1/3 cup of self-rising flour
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
For the Crumble:
1/4 cup of light brown sugar
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
Either lined baking cups or double lined ones. (Tip: The mixture can leak a bit, so choosing one of these prevents that. You could just buy the double lined metallic ones by Reynolds for a dollar and some change.)
Let’s Get Baking:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
While your oven is preheating, peel and chop your apples into cubes. (Tip: If you cut the apples ahead of time, put a little lemon juice on them to keep them fresh)
Once your apples are cut, add cinnamon and 1/4 cup of brown sugar and mix until you create an almost syrup around the apples. Once you have a syrup like consistency, add a large spoonful to the bottom of your baking cups.
Batter: First cream together the butter and sugar until creamy. Then add your eggs one at a time, before adding the milk and self-rising flour. (Tip: Instead of milk, you can add cream. I chose milk because it was what I had on hand). The batter should be well-combined and creamy.
Then taking a tablespoon, scoop out your batter into each cup. This recipe can make up to 18 cupcakes. Do not fill to much because they will rise and the crumble must be added to the top.
Crumble: You take the remaining half a stick of butter and for easier use, cut them into smaller pieces. Take those cubes, the other 1/4 brown sugar, and the regular flower and mix the crumbs with your fingertips until completely combined. Then spoon some crumble over the top of each cupcake before putting them into the oven.
Oven: They can bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are a nice golden brown and well risen. Then you have delicious Captain America Apple Crumble Cupcakes.
I choose Captain America because he was one of my favorite heroes. I probably will make a series of hero based character cupcakes, but so far this is the only one. Deciding to make a cupcake out of Captain America required a little bit of research. He is a character that lived primarily in the 1940s, so I focused my research on that time period. What I came across was the Apple Crumble. The next step was to turn the dessert into a cupcake, and of course scouring the internet for a recipe. I made a few modifications, but essentially the cake is the same.
I did not want to choose use a frosting because I felt it did not fit this cake. So plain old vanilla ice cream became the pairing that made this cupcake come alive. You can eat this with or without the ice cream, it is your choice. Mine came out more like muffins, so you could use this as a delicious breakfast treat sans the ice cream or not (It’s your life).
I hope you enjoy this cupcake as much as I did. If you do decide to make it, leave me a comment and tell me how they came out. Every week I am going to post a different character cupcake here.