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{October Recipe} Toffee Apple Donut Muffins

With it being Autumn and Bonfire night coming up we thought that you would love a toffee apple themed bake. We've created a muffin with the texture of a donut filled with sweet, sticky apples and topped with camel and icing. You'll be caramelising apples, making a donut muffins and finally learning how to create a caramel! Why not make these for a family and friend get together and impress them all with you autumn bakes? duffins-13 Toffee Apple Donut Muffin Recipe (makes 12) Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan and use a little oil to grease a 12-hole muffin tin. To make the apple filling, core the apples and chop them into small chunks (you can peel them if you want but there is really no need). Place them in a saucepan with 3 tbsp of water, the sugar and the cinnamon. Heat gently until apples are soft, but not mushy, and slightly caramelised, this will take about 15minutes. They will be coated with a golden, sticky liquid. duffins-2 duffins-3 Meanwhile, make the duffins by placing the sugar, flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and stir together. Put the yogurt, eggs and melted butter into a jug and whisk together. Pour into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and whisk until combined and smooth, there should be no lumps of flour. Divide half the mixture into the 12 holes of the tin and then spoon a little of the apples on to the centre of the batter, you should use all the apples but if you don't you could serve them with the donut muffins later. Use the rest of the mixture to top the apples to ensure they are no longer visible. duffins-4 Cook for 20-25 minutes or until risen and golden brown. Once cooked, very gently remove the donut muffins from the tin using a pallet knife and place onto a cooling rack. Place the cinnamon sugar into a bowl and roll the donut muffins in the sugar to coat. duffins-6  duffins-15 Make the caramel by melting the sugar in a large sauce pan over a medium heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the sugar forms clumps and then melts into an amber liquid. Once the sugar has melted, add the butter and keep stirring until completely combined, about 2-3minutes (be careful as the mixture will bubble rapidly). Very slowly, carefully drizzle in the cream as the mixture will bubble rapidly again. Allow the caramel to boil for 1 minute and then remove from the heat and leave to cool a little before using. Either drizzle straight over the duffins out the pan or when cool enough, place into your piping bag and pipe over. Place the icing sugar into a bowl and add a few drops of water until a thick paste is formed. Use a spoon or your other piping bag to drizzle this over the duffins with the caramel. duffins-11 duffins-12 duffins-13 We hope you loved making your donut muffins and really enjoy eating them. Share your pictures with us by tagging @bakesbox on Instagram. We will decide on our favourite from each month and that baker will receive their next months box for free! So what are you waiting for...happy baking!  

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