Apple Delight Cupcakes from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line


APPLE DELIGHT CUPCAKES from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line


  • Makes 18 large or 36 mini cupcakes



  • 2 cups (465 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 g) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 g) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 g) salt
  • 1 cup (235 g) packed light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) ground cinnamon
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/3 cup (85 g) golden raisins

Apple Crisps:

  • 1/4 cup (60 g) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (90 ml) water
  • 2 apples, washed and thinly sliced



  • ½ cup (115 g) graham cracker crumbs


  • Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • Line muffin cups with paper liners.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium-size bowl and whisk.
  • Add eggs and butter and beat with an electric mixer set on medium to high speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth.
  • Fold in cinnamon, apples and raisins.
  • Spoon the batter into the cups and bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  • Remove cupcakes from the baking pan and let cool on a wire rack.
  • Lower oven temperature to 300°F or 150°C.
  • For apple crisps, prepare syrup by mixing sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Carefully allow to boil until sugar has melted. Do not brown. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Dip each apple slice into syrup and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until apples become crisp.
  • For frosting, mix simple vanilla frosting with cinnamon and nutmeg in a glass bowl for 1 minute.
  • Spoon frosting into a piping bag or sandwich bag fitted with a large round tip.
  • Pipe frosting onto each cupcake, in a counterclockwise motion.

Garnish each cupcake with graham cracker crumbs around the edges and top with an apple crisp.

Available onboard all Royal Caribbean cruise ships with The Cupcake Cupboard.

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