What's not to like about apples and honey? The two main ingredients of Rosh Hashanah just happen to be sweet enough to land on kids' lists of favorite foods — lucky us! Combine those flavors into a cupcake, and then mama will really make the kids happy. While the lil ones may not have fun preparing brisket and soup for the holiday dinner, this easy, kid-friendly Honey Apple Cupcake recipe from The Shiksa in the Kitchen is a perfect way to get tots involved in the meal (just be sure not to feed them to babies less than a year old — most doctors don't allow them to eat honey). While the cupcakes are baking, they can help cut out the included printables that add some festive flair to the dessert!
Keep reading to see the recipe for these yummy (and easy!) cupcakes.
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups all purpose baking flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp allspice
Dash of ground cloves
4 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and shredded
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs until they are frothy.
Whisk in the honey, white sugar, brown sugar, oil and vanilla.
In a separate medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and spices.
Incorporate the flour mixture into the liquid, stir to blend. Fold in the shredded apples.
Fill the muffin tin 3/4 of the way and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
When the cupcakes are done and have cooled, decorate them with dried apple slices and a generous drizzle of honey.
- Desserts, Cupcakes