Apple Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Apple Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Brown sugar cupcakes bursting with apple pieces and topped with a swiss meringue buttercream frosting –

Ingredients –
For the cupcakes –
120g/ 4oz/ 1 cup cooking apples, cored, peeled and cut into cubes
1 tbsp lemon juice
55g/ 2oz/ 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 egg
100g/ 3 1/2 oz/ 2/3 cup soft light brown sugar
100g/ 3 1/2 oz/ 2/3 cup plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
60ml/ 2fl oz/ 1/4 cup whole milk

For the buttercream (adapted from here) –
2 egg whites
60g/ 2oz/ 1/3 cup soft light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
80g/ 3 oz/ 3/4 stick unsalted butter, cut into cubes

makes approx 7 cupcakes

Apple Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting

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White and Dark Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake Bars

Double Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake by Blueberry Kitchen

Creamy double chocolate mascarpone cheesecake on a brown sugar shortbread base ~

Ingredients –
For the base –
100g/ 3 1/2oz/ 2/3 cup plain flour
50g/ 1 3/4oz 1/3 cup soft light brown sugar
60g/ 2 1/4oz/ 1/2 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes

For the cheesecake (adapted from The French Kitchen by Joanne Harris) –
100g/ 3 1/2 oz dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
100g/ 3 1/2 oz white chocolate, broken into small pieces
1 tbsp sweet liqueur (I used Baileys)
1 tsp vanilla extract
200ml/ 7 fl oz/ 1 cup double/ heavy cream
250g/ 9oz mascarpone cheese
50g/ 2oz/ 1/3 cup soft light brown sugar

Optional – raspberries (or other berries of your choice) for decorating

White and dark chocolate mascarpone cheesecake

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Vanilla Spice Latte Cupcakes

Vanilla Spice Latte Cupcakes

Vanilla coffee cupcakes spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with a silky buttercream frosting ~

Ingredients –
For the cupcakes –
40g/ 1 1/2oz/ 3 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
120/ 4 1/4oz/ 3/4 cup soft brown sugar
1 egg
120g/ 4 1/4oz/ 1 cup plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3 tbsp strong black coffee
60ml/ 2fl oz/ 1/4 cup whole milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing –
200g/ 7oz/ 1 1/2 cup icing sugar/ powdered sugar
50g/ 2oz/ 1/2 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp whole milk
1 tbsp strong black coffee
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

makes 5-6 cupcakes

Vanilla Spice Latte Cupcakes by Blueberry Kitchen

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