Monday, February 14, 2011

Cardamom Apple mini cakes



Ingredients

2 ¼ flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cardamom
2 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar
1 cup natural  applesauce
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
½ cup melted butter
½ cup buttermilk
3 peeled  and chopped golden delicious apples

Glaze

1 ½ cups confectioners sugar
1 tblsp. melted butter
3 tblsp. Apple juice
¼ tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter and flour  mini bundt cake pan ( makes 6 cakes at a time) Using this pan it make 12 mini cakes, you could use 2   12- cupcake pan and it would make 24 cupcakes.


Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cardamom together and set aside.

Beat the eggs and sugar together, using a mixer on med. high speed, until the mixture forms a thick ribbon when the beaters are lifted from the bowl.  Reduce the speed to low and mix in the vanilla and applesauce. Add ½ cup melted butter, ½ buttermilk and beat until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
 Fold in the apples and put about a 1/2 cup  of batter in each mold. Bake for about 20- 25  minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool for about 5 minutes and unmold the cakes and cool completely.

Glaze

Stir the remaining melted butter, confectioner sugar , cinnamon and the  apple juice together in a med. Bowl until smooth and drizzle  over the cooled cakes, let the glaze set before serving.