Apple Banana Cupcake

Preparation Time = 20 mins         Cooking Time = 20 - 25 mins

apple-banana-cupcakeINGREDIENTS

Makes 24 cupcakes  

      • 2 cups all-purpose flour  
      • 1 teaspoon baking soda
      • 1 teaspoon salt
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
      • 2/3 cup butter
      • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
      • 2 eggs
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 1/4 cup buttermilk
      • 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
      • 2 cooking apples - peeled, cored and shredded
DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).  Grease and flour 24 muffin cups, or use paper liners or silicon cups. Sift all the dry ingredients together - flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Put to one side.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Rub between your fingers – it should be smooth, not scratchy.

3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and buttermilk.

4. Slowly add the sifted dry ingredients, mixing as little as possible but until well incorporated. Fold in the mashed bananas and shredded apples.

5. Divide evenly between the 24 cups – about half full.

6. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

7. Allow to cool before removing from the baking tray. Place on a cooling rack. When cool, place in an airtight container; if not decorating now.