Nikita’s Cupcakes: Apple Muffins


One of three  Nikita’s Cupcakes (Cupcake #1: Red Velvet, Cupcake #2: Mocha Muffins) we baked for my dog Nikita’s vet, Dr. Carl Kelly,this muffin recipe was adapted from The Cupcake Cafe cookbook.  I had reservations when I was mixing this recipe because I saw chunks of apples and not much batter.  And the recipe did not have any sugar except for 1/2 cup of honey mixed with the apples.  Even though the unbaked portions looked like they weren’t going to amount to anything, the resulting cupcakes smelled heavenly and tasted like apple pie muffins!  The next time I make this, though, I will probably decrease the amount of apples or perhaps chop them smaller.


  • 3 cups peeled and cubed apples (delicious, golden, mcintosh, gala or granny smith)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup seedless raisins


  1. Grease or line muffin pan.  Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl, toss apples with lemon juice and honey.  Add vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. Sift together all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice and salt.  Add wholewheat flour, nuts and raisins. Mix well.
  4. Combine flour mix with apple mix.  Fill muffin pan 2/3 full and bake for 30 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
  5. Serve warm or room temperature.


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» Emily said: { Jan 21, 2010 - 11:01 }

These are BEAUTIFUL. I could dive right into about 3 at this moment!

» MrsLavendula said: { Jan 25, 2010 - 08:01 }

what pretty looking cupcakes! =)

» Sophie said: { Feb 5, 2010 - 01:02 }

Honey in a muffin sounds delicious, these look like they’d be tasty around breakfast time :D .

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