https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/23345/christmas-apple-and-spice-cupcakes

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Have a 'Merry McCormick Christmas' and enjoy these festive treats, which put a spin on the traditional Christmas desserts.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups SR flour, sifted

  • 1 tsp McCORMICK Mixed Spice

  • 1 tsp McCORMICK Nutmeg Ground

  • ¾ cup castor sugar

  • 1/4 cup (65ml) apple juice

  • ½ cup (125ml) milk

  • 125g butter, melted

  • 2 eggs

  • Decoration

  • 1 cup icing sugar

  • Boiling water

  • 1 tsp McCORMICK Cinnamon Ground

  • 12 glace cherries

Method

  • 1.

    Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with patty pan cases. Preheat oven to 200oC.

  • 2.

    Sift together flour, Mixed Spice, Nutmeg and castor sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Mix the apple juice, milk, butter and eggs and pour into the dry mix. Using a metal spoon, stir gently to combine.

  • 3.

    Spoon mix carefully into the patty pan cases, then place in preheated oven. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire cake rack.

  • 4.

    When cold, combine icing sugar with just enough boiling water to make a thick paste, and ice the top of each cake carefully. Sprinkle each with a little cinnamon, then top with a glace cherry. If you can find it, serve with sprigs of holly or fresh apple leaf but remove before eating.

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