Recipe for French Cupcakes with Calvados

Written by on August 21, 2018 in Desserts

You might not think of Calvados as an ingredient for dessert but it’s perfect with this lovely recipe for sweet little cupcakes!

Ingredients for 4 people

2 eggs
100 g of sugar
120 g of flour
5 g of baking powder
120 g of melted butter
100 g of white chocolate
1 apple type reinette
5 cl of Calvados
10 g of butter

Decoration of the cupcake:

50 g icing sugar
5 cl of Calvados
25 g of butter

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 180° c/ Gas Mark 4.

Peel and dice the apple (1/2 cm pieces). Sauté them in a pan with 20g of butter and drizzle with calvados for a few minutes until lightly coloured but still crunchy. Remove from the heat.

Beat the egg whites and sugar together and add the flour and baking powder. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and add the melted butter, mix together.  Mix everything together with the chopped apple. Share the mix in cupcake moulds and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

To decorate the cupcake, mix the icing sugar with softened butter and add a little calvados. Put this mixture in a piping bag. When the cupcakes are cool, turn them out of the mould and pipe the icing sugar mix.  Serve with a glass of calvados.

Recipe by www.idac-aoc.fr

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