Easy one bowl apple cakes-for Princesses. These cute easy to make cupcakes make the perfect birthday cake for pretty little Princesses
Once the little cakes I was making for a 5 year old, were packed away for the night I stopped by Skaters’ room to say good night. He was very uncharacteristically laying on his bed. He had a headache, was very hot and he looked flushed. I felt a sudden pang of fear, had I made him sick? I told myself he might be getting a cold, so suggested he take a head ache tablet and go to sleep. It was about 1 am when I heard his footsteps running down the hall and the bathroom door slam. For the rest of the night I helped Skater where I could , but he was very very sick. I will tell you quietly that I was freaking out. I have never poisoned anyone, let alone my own child.
By the time the sun came up I had made a plan to take him to hospital and admit I had poisoned him. He was up and heading for the bathroom when I met him in the hall. He looked grey and weak and it made me feel teary. “Skater, how do you feel?”
” Not that good”, he said before I felt I had to tell him the truth………..
” I think I may have poisoned you”.
” Really, I thought I might have just got this from Hayley. When I was over there on Saturday the whole family was sick with gastro and I was holding the babies hand because he had just been to the hospital, poor little fella”
“Oh really?” I said that with a steady firmness I didn’t feel. I felt relieved , I felt I trusted myself again and I felt exhausted because I had stayed awake all night, obsessing about making him sick and worrying what to do about it. I took him to the medical centre and got him some gastro stop and had the doctor take a look at him. He spent the next three days in bed, missing uni and getting better before the next problem arose…..
Meantime I decorated these cup cakes , that are a little wonky because of lack of sleep. They are lovely and moist and quite easy, in a one bowl kind of way. I have made this recipe before but, it makes a great cupcake.
- 300 gm caster sugar 1 1/2 cups
- 300 gm apple sauce unsweetened (1 1/2 cups)
- 150 ml oil 2/3 cup
- 2 whole eggs 70 gm
- 1 TSP vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 300 gm plain flour 2 cups
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda bi carb
- 200 gm Royal Icing 1 packet
- 1 tsp food coloring
- 200 gm Colourful bits to decorate
- Add the sifted flour baking soda and cinnamon.
- Fill the papers almost to the top as the mixture doesn't rise very much.
- Cool completely and decorate how ever you like.
- Bake for 20 minutes or till firm when touched in the middle.