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Princess Cupcakes

Easy One bowl apple cakes

These are a one bowl cake. They have secret hidden fruit that makes them moist and allows them to keep well.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Cake
Cuisine cake
Servings 12


  • 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

To decorate

  • 200 gm Royal Icing 1 packet
  • 1 tsp food coloring optional
  • 200 gm Colourful bits to decorate


  • Set the oven to 170 C/ 340 F. You will need 12-14 muffin cups. I use large muffin-sized ones
  • Mix the oil, eggs, vanilla and apple puree together till well combined
  • Add the sifted flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
  • Fill the papers almost to the top as the mixture doesn't rise very much.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or till firm when touched in the middle.
  • Cool completely and decorate how ever you like.


  • Follow the packet directions for the royal icing. This can be bought in supermarkets. Leave out a little of the liquid for the recipe and add some pink food colouring in is place if you are colouring it. Gel food colouring is the best but if you cant get a hold of that use liquid.
  • Spread the frosting over the cupcakes and decorate with pink silver and white pieces.
Keyword cupcake, party food