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Blackberry and apple crumble cupcakes.

Blackberry and apple crumble cupcakes are one of our favourite things to make. We foraged the blackberries and are incredibly lucky to have a teeny tiny tree in our garden that produces amazing apples.

blackberry and apple crumble cupcakes

This recipe is incredibly easy and a firm favourite with my little sous chefs as they get to help a lot and get their hands in there, something they love!


  • 6oz/170g Butter (I use real butter but I know margarine works too, you could substitute for coconut oil as well but I’ve not tried that in this recipe.)
  • 6oz/170g Caster sugar
  • 6oz/170g Self raising flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • Blackberries
  • 4 large Apples. (We used cooking.)

For the crumble

  • 100g/4oz plain Flour
  • 50g/2oz Butter, cubed
  • 50g/2oz Sugar (from what I can gather, it should be Demerara sugar but I use caster!)


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  1. Pre-heat your oven. Obviously this can vary greatly from oven to oven, but I set our fan oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas Mark 4)
  2. Lay out a muffin tray. Fill with paper cases.
  3. Add 4 blackberries to each case.


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  1. Cream your butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs and flour to the butter and sugar mix together, along with the vanilla essence and mix well.
  3. Peel, and then grate the apples into a clean bowl, leaving the core, watch little fingers here.
  4. Pour out the excess juice. (We made a crumble as well so poured the juice into the fruit for that.)
  5. Add the grated apple to the mix and stir in.

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  1. In a separate bowl, place the flour, butter and sugar.
  2. Rub together until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  3. Fill each blackberry filled case just over half way with the cake batter.
  4. Add a generous handful of the crumble mix on top.

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  1. Place cupcakes into the oven, middle shelf.
  2. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until the top of the cakes turn golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  3. Leave to cool.
  4. Devour! Possibly even with some custard!

You can experiment with flavours for these, apple and raspberry, apple and cinnamon, anything you’d put in a crumble really! Don’t forget to pin it for future reference if you are on pinterest too. 🙂 Let me know if you try the blackberry and apple crumble cupcakes! What suggestions do you have for flavour combinations?





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