Oh my goodness! Time is running so fast! We already have to light the second candle on our Advent wreath. But we aren’t spending a quiet and tranquil sunday. No! We have a more or less big party going on: It’s the birthday of my most beloved Daddy. And for this event, my Mom and I are preparing a sumptuous cake buffet. While she baked her much sighed-for German cheesecake and her Guiness Chocolate cake, I came up with two different sorts of cupcakes and a blueberry ombré cake. That should be enough to feed the hungry guests. Let’s get started with a christmas classic in a new livery – Roast apple cupcakes.

In the foreground are two Santas made of china (blurry). In the background are the Roast Apple Cupcakes on étagère

View of the table with the blueberry cake, a german cheesecake, a Guiness Chocolate cake and two different kinds of cupcakes

For me, although I am not a huge fan of baked fruits, roast apples are the epitome of the christmas season. They should be served at least once in December. The very bewitching smell while baking those apples should be reason enough to take a bite. And putting it into a vanilla cupcake makes it even easier to do so.

Three Roast apple cupcakes on a two tier étagère. In the background is christmas decoration

View from above. You can see the étagère and three of the roast apple cupcakes

Is your mouth already watering? Then blow out the aromatic candles and prepare a batch of roast apple cupcakes:

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Roast Apple Cupcakes
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 55-60 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
for the cupcakes
For the frosting and the filling
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 55-60 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
for the cupcakes
For the frosting and the filling
Instructions
  1. Roast the slice almonds in a pan without butter. Melt the butter together with cinnamon and sugar in a pot. Add the almonds later on and put it aside.
  2. Chop the apples and the marzipan into very small pieces and spread them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Add the almond butter mixture. Use a spoon to mix everything a bit. Preheat the oven to 356 F (180°C) and bake the apples for about 35 minutes.
  3. For the cupcakes, mix the dry ingredients (flour, butter, sugar, baking powder) together. Then beat the fluid ingredients (milk, egg and vanilla flavouring)
  4. Pour half of the fluid into the flour mixture and mix it. Then add the rest of the fluid to it and mix it until its a homogenous dough.
  5. Fill the dough into cupcake wrappers until two-third full. Bake them for 25 minutes in a preheated oven (338F | 170°C).
  6. If the cupcakes are cooled down completely, use a Cupcakecorer, a knife, or a spoon to scoop out the middle of the cupcake. Fill a few teaspoons of the baked apples into the cupcake.
  7. Blend the rest of the roast apples, add mascarpone (and maybe a dash of milk) and mix it. Fill the frosting into a piping bag with a big round tip and spread it onto the cupcakes.
Recipe Notes

You can cut oval shapes out of apple slices and place them onto the cupcakes in form of a little flower to make them look better.

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Just look at them and enjoy them with all your senses! These little cupcakes might look plain but they smell like a heaven full of roast apples.

Close-up of the roast apple cupcakes. It's decorated with a minimalist apple carving

With this in mind,

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away!