Apple and yoghurt cupcakes
- 100g butter, cubed and softened
- 100g coconut oil, solid but softened
- 1/2 cup (115g) raw caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup natural yoghurt
- 1 cup wholemeal self raising flour
- 1 large apple, peeled, cored and finely diced (or grated)
For the icing:
- 1/2 cup cream cheese, brought to room temperature
- 3 tbs honey
- 1/2 small lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line a 12-hole muffin tin with patty cases and set aside.
Cream butter, coconut oil and sugar together really well until pale and fluffy (not gritty). Add vanilla and mix again.
Add eggs, beating well between additions and then add yoghurt and mix through well with a spoon.
Next, fold through flour, then apple.
Take a 1/4 cup measure and run under hot water, then use it to transfer batter to patty cases. (You may need to rinse every third scoop).
Bake the muffins for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
To make the icing, blend all ingredients together with an electric beater until soft and fluffy. Then apply to cooled cupcakes with a flat knife.
- You can store these in the fridge for up to three days. These muffins keep quite well owing to the content of healthy fats and yoghurt.
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- This recipe was created by Katie Rainbird for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Katie at Katie180.