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Apple Cupcakes by Kikkoman

Ingredients for 12 portions

Per portion: 1509 kJ / 360 kcal

  • 50 g chopped almonds
  • 275 g flour
  • 2 pinches of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 80 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 300 ml buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp. Kikkoman naturally brewed soy sauce
  • 2 sour apples (e.g. Boskop, Cox Orange)

For the frosting:

  • 100 g butter
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 pack of vanilla sugar
  • 200 g cream cheese


Preparation time: 45 mins

Toast the almonds in a non-stick pan until golden brown. Mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Stir in the eggs, oil, buttermilk and soy sauce. Peel, quarter and de-core the apples, cut them into small pieces and stir into the mixture with the almonds.

Put the mixture into a muffin pan lined with paper cases (12 cups) and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (gas mark 3, convection oven 160 ℃) for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Leave the finished muffins to cool on a rack.

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla sugar. Carefully stir in the cream cheese and scoop the mixture into a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle. Frost the muffins and garnish with the toasted almonds if you like.