Toffee Apple Cupcakes

I went to the Cake and Bake show in London back in October and brought myself two bags of icing sugar from Sugar and Crumbs

I brought a bag of Toffee Apple Icing Sugar and a bag of Mulled Wine Icing Sugar. I thought these would be great flavours for this time of the year.

I wanted to start my festive baking off by using these bags of icing sugar. I know Toffee Apples are normally for about October time when the fair comes to town but I think it’s a good festive treat.

I used a mixture of plain icing sugar and the toffee apple icing sugar as I didn’t want the flavour to be over powering and I didn’t want to use all the toffee apple icing sugar.

I added icing to the cupcake mixture as well to make it all tastes just like eating a toffee apple.

I went for a nice red icing to represent the toffee on the outside of a deep red apple which I think always look good.

Two little candy canes to end the buttercream rose because well it’s Christmas and why not.

I was really pleased with how these turned out because I was slightly nervous you wouldn’t be able to taste the toffee apple in the cupcakes but you get a good hint of it when you bite into it.

Toffee Apple Cupcakes

Keyword Baking, Cupcakes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes



  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g golden caster sugar
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Toffee Apple Icing Sugar
  • ½ tbs bicarbonate of soda


  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 200 g Toffee Apple Icing Sugar
  • Candy Cane Sprinkles



  • Preheat the oven on 180 degrees and fill a cupcake tray with paper cases
  • Add the butter and caster sugar into a mixer and mix until incorporated
  • Add each egg one at a time until they are both incorporated
  • Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda and icing sugar into the wet ingredients then mix until incorporated
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the mixture into each of the cases then bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Mix the butter until it's light and fluffy then add both icing sugars a little at a time until it's all incorporated.
  • Add the red food colouring until you get your desired colour.
  • Then add to a piping bag with a star nozzle on and pipe the icing on top of the cupcakes. Once finished add the little candy cane sprinkles.

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