You may already know (from Twitter or my Facebook page) that we're having a storecupboard / freezer week... we've got so much in there and we want to do a Costco shop at the weekend and we've nowhere to store the new things... so meals and treats are being made from what's at home.
I bought a huge bag of apples last week and I had already used some to make Apple and Pear Crumble at the weekend so I wanted something different... quite fancied a toffee and apple cake but I had made a big cake the other day (if you want that recipe just holler, it was amazing... Devil's Food Cake)... so muffins it was... here they are and here is the recipe:
350g self raising flour
160g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of bicarbe of soda
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of mixed spice
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
500g of apples
Put the flour, powders, salt, spice and caster sugar into blender (I always use a blender for all my cakes, and I never bother sifting anything!) and blend till all combined
Add the lemon juice into the milk and leave aside for 5mins
Skin and chop the apples add these to the butter (which you're now melting in a pan), sprinkle over some brown sugar and cook these for about 5mins (whilst the milk and lemon juice are resting)
Add the egg and golden syrup into the milk mixture and beat with fork until combined. Slowly add this into the dry ingredients in the blender, blending slowing until all combined. Then add the apple / butter mixture and blend till all combined.
Spoon into muffin cases and sprinkle with brown sugar before baking at 170 degrees for around 25 -35 mins (until golden brown).... job done!
Oh... drizzle with plain icing if you like :) This recipe made 24 small muffins or it would make 12 big muffins.