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{Monthly Sweet Tooth} Pumpkin and apple mini cakes

{Monthly Sweet Tooth} Pumpkin and apple mini cakes

Happy first of November! It’s a beautiful day here in Cape Town, what a great start to the month! So today I have another Sweet Tooth recipe for you and let me assure you that this recipe is one of the easiest recipes ever! I had fun styling this shoot, taking inspiration from Halloween and all the Fall hues I keep seeing on all of the Northern Hemisphere blogs. I incorporated black and orange and couldn’t resist adding a few poppies!
Pumpkin cupcakes
Pumpkin cupcakes
Pumpkin cupcakes
Pumpkin cupcakes
Pumpkin cupcakes
Pumpkin and apple cakes with cream cheese icing
1c cake flour
120ml melted butter (about 150g of butter)
1c cooked and pureed pumpkin
1c caster sugar
1 green apple, peeled and grated
2,5ml bicarbonate of soda
5ml baking powder
pinch of salt
5ml grated ginger
2 eggs
80g ground almonds

50g butter
50g cream cheese
juice of half a lemon
100g icing sugar

* For the cake mixture, place all the ingredients in a bowl and blend until well mixed. 

* Spoon mixture into a well greased muffin tray, only filling half way.
* Quantity will depend on size of muffin tray, I got out 18 heart shaped cakes.
* Bake in pre-heated oven at 180?C for about 20 minutes or until golden.
* Remove from oven and allow to cool.

* For the icing, beat together the butter, sugar and lemon juice and then fold the cream cheese into this mixture and then ice cakes generously once they have cooled.

And then enjoy, these deliciously tasty, spicy cakes will have your guests begging for more!
Photography: by me
Black and cream bottles available at Pezula Interiors


  1. colores

    1 November

    Gorgeous pics! I also baked a cake and some marmelade during my weekend! Here in Germany the sun is shining ,too!! Wish you a lovely week start!

  2. Kira

    1 November

    looks delicious!Now I know what to do with the insides of my carved pumpkin, apart from making fritters.

  3. Megan

    1 November

    Your photos are beautiful! Love all the colours…. and those cupcakes look delicious!

  4. jenna @ alittlebleu

    1 November

    photos are gorgeous! πŸ™‚ colors are perfect

  5. Fri {Wedding Nouveau}

    1 November

    Pumpkin and fresh Poppies? You're speakin' my language. Yummilicious and beautiful combo.

  6. renee

    1 November


  7. Jenna @ Mi Vida Bonita

    1 November

    Umm amazing, I will have to take this recipe down! Sounds so tasty.


    Loving the holidays!!!!

  8. Rachel Core

    1 November

    Mmm those look/sound delicious! What a great thanksgiving recipe, just might have to try it soon!

  9. elissa, ebb & flow

    2 November

    i'm going to miss all this pumpkin delicious-ness that's going around the web once winter rolls around!


    2 November

    Oh Lana these look delicious! I'm going to have to give them a chance.

    Hope you had a great weekend! xoxo

  11. Splendid Willow

    2 November

    Sounds (and looks!) divine!

    We have already decided that you are going to open up a little quaint cafe/bakery next, right?

    Thank you so much for your help w. the Kuba cloth dilemma and all your great images. I can't wait to show you how it looks installed!

    Love to you, Mon

  12. Bekka

    4 November

    I just wanted to tell you I love what you submitted to! I can't wait to see what you do next time, you obviously have some styling skills!

  13. Lana, this is beautiful!! You did a great job of it and I'm sure it tasted as good as it looks!!

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