Hey Cake Chums and a very happy Easter to you all!
I couldn’t let the day pass without giving you all a lil’ Easter gift from me, so in lieu of a chocolate egg, I am delighted to share the brand new recipe for my Spiced Apple Duffins!
Adapted from a recipe originally made famous by none other than Queen Nigella herself, my Spiced Apple Duffins – deliciously moreish doughnut-muffin hybrids – capture all of the best bits of both bakes and are the perfect light and airy treat, whatever the season…
You’ll have to forgive me, because it seems that I am rather late to jump on this bandwagon. Originally published in her book, How to be a Domestic Goddess back in the year 2000, Nigella’s Jam-Doughnut Muffins proved an incredibly popular recipe at the time. And once Bea’s of Bloomsbury released their version of the bake, coining the name ‘Duffin’, the trend well-and-truly exploded.
Yet, somehow – speaking as somehow who made the obligatory pilgrimage to the Dominique Ansel Bakery, New York for the highly prized Cronut – I’m rather ashamed to admit that the Duffin trend entirely passed me by!
In fact, it is only thanks to one of the baking groups I belong to on Facebook (who are currently going Duffin mad) that I became aware of them. And naturally, having made a batch of the traditional recipe, I was itching to create a version of my own.
As I have explained SO MANY times here on Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog, fresh fruit is one of my favourite ingredients to bake with, particularly citrus flavours and any combination of apple and spice. Thanks to a glut of indulgent baking of late (while the UK is in coronavirus-induced lockdown), I have had an overabundance of apples eyeing me disapprovingly from my fruit bowl for a while now and I decided that this was the perfect time to put them to good use.
My recipe for Spiced Apple Duffins combines a delicious, apple crumble-infused cake (courtesy of the always gorgeously-flavoured icing sugars from Sugar & Crumbs), a homemade smooth apple and cinnamon jam filling and a crispy cinnamon sugar topping.
And what’s more, they are so simple to make that you could be enjoying a batch of your very own Spiced Apple Duffins within mere minutes.
If you fancy having a go at my Spiced Apple Duffins, head to this link (or why not click on the Recipes tab above, where you can peruse all of the original recipes right here on Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog?). Oh, and don’t forget, I have EVEN MORE recipes over on my YouTube channel too – find it here.
Once again, have a wonderful Easter my darling Cake Chums and, until next time, happy caking…!