Easy apple and almond cupcakes - vegan

I think these cupcakes are my new favourite! The flavours wow! And funnily enough these super fluffy and moist cupcake recipe kinda happened more or less by accident! I really wanted to make one more vegan cake/dessert recipe before the end of the year. My goal was to come up with something that was really easy to make, without the need for kitchen equipment like a mixer, hassle free and where you can get all ingredients from a supermarket. So I brainstormed and all of a sudden this recipe popped up in my head. And the funny thing is, it actually evolved as I prepared and filmed it! So what you see in the video is the first and only time I made these cupcakes and I literally made things up as I went along! BUT it worked so well! I am so proud of these little treats! They taste incredible, especially if you are a fan of marzipan. They have a distinct marzipan taste that's so good! And they are also high in protein due to the almond content (and don't forget, flour has plenty of protein as well).


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Easy apple and almond cupcakes - vegan


I am actually not even a big fan of cupcakes because of the huge amount of frosting they normally have sitting on top. But my apple and almond cupcakes don't even need anything else. They are both light, fluffy and moist at the same time, especially with the apple slice in the middle.


easy vegan apple and almond cupcakes - from above


 I think this is also a brilliant base recipe for other cakes. I actually had some batter left over and I made a cake with it. But the advantage with cupcakes is that they are super quick to bake (20 min.) and you can eat them almost as soon as they come out of the oven. Whereas cakes take a long time to cool down.


apple and almond cupcakes


If these cupcakes make your mouth water, then try them yourself - they are beginner level and you almost can't get them wrong. If you enjoyed them, let me know in the comments below.


marzipan cupcakes - vegan


The apple slice in the middle prevents them from being dry and adds extra flavour as well. So you don't need any frosting, which makes these cupcakes more healthy.


easy vegan Christmas cupcakes with apples


These would also be a great addition to any Christmas table! Enjoy!


Phil from Exceedinglyvegan

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INGREDIENTS (12 cupcakes):


Step 1 – dry ingredients:

  • 250g flour
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 100g ground almonds/almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Step 2 – wet ingredients:

  • 200ml plant-based milk
  • 120ml sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Step 3:

  • 3 apples 

Step 4:

  • cupcake paper moulds


  • Mint leaves for decoration

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Step 1:

Add all dry ingredients to a bowl


Step 2:

Add all wet ingredients to a bowl.

Mix well with a spatula or a wooden spoon until you get a smooth batter.


Step 3:

Deseed and peel 3 apples (sorry, it said 2 apples in the video, but it should be 3 - if you only have 2, then you can also cut the apples into smaller slices). Then cut each apple into 8 slices. 


Step 4:

Spoon the batter into cupcake moulds (only half full, because the batter will rise). Then place an apple slice into each cupcake.


Bake in the preheated oven at 180C (360F) for 20 min.


Let cool down and dust with icing sugar. If you have kids you can tell them you are making it snow ;-) Decorate them with an optional mint leaf. Enjoy!


And if you enjoyed this recipe then also check out my easy vegan blueberry cake - it's  one of my most commented recipe on this site!


vegan blueberry cake - easy

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