Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Apple muffins

I was contacted by the lovely people at flora to see if I wanted to try out their Flora Cuisine.  I was sent a recipe book and ingredients and asked to make apple muffins on page 49.
I was really pleased with the choice as I love baking with apples especially at this time of they year.  These muffins are really quick and easy to put together and tastes delicious! I love the combination of apples and cinnamon and may consider adding in nuts and or raisins next time.

Flora is currently offering readers a chance to win a copy of Let's Get Cooking and a week's worth of delicious dinners for a family of four.  To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is to choose a dish from their cookbook which is available to download for free from their website and submit a recipe review in one of the following ways:

  • Follow @OfficialFloraUK on twitter and tweet a bite sized review using the hashtag #CookbookComp
  • Find the recipe on the Flora website and leave a review in the comments section below it. Then drop a quick email to so they can contact you if you win. 
All the recipes in their book is suggested by mums and dads on Facebook. I love using the Flora cuisine as there was no need to soften butter especially in this weather! I leave my butter out to soften but after a day it's still quite solid! 

 This is the recipe I was asked to make 

 Ingredients I received and the cookbook

 Mix Flora Cuisine, flour, sugar and cinnamon

 Add chopped apples at the end 

 delicious and moist! 

Recipe from Flora's Let's Get Cooking, page 49

Makes 12-18 cakes
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12-15 mins

115ml Flora Cuisine
115g self raising flour
115g caster or muscovado sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs
2 dessert apples, cored and chopped into small chunks.

  • Preheat the oven to 190C.
  • Mix together the Flora cuisine, flour, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Break in the eggs and mix together until smooth. 
  • Fold chopped apples into the cake mixture.
  • Divide among cupcake cases, remembering not to over-fill them. 
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • The cakes are ready when they spring back when lightly touched with a finger. 
Disclaimer : I was sent the ingredients and a copy of the cookbook free of charge to review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


  1. I bought some of this as I came across it randomly and had never heard of it before... I haven't used it yet but it looks like your cakes turned out well!

    1. It certainly worked well in these muffins. So quick and easy too!

  2. They look great - still not convinced I want to true flora cuisine though, I'm a butter girl when it comes to baking lol

    1. Oh I do love my butter especially for buttercream and Victoria sponge. This is ok for everyday bakes and particularly bake sales as butter is getting really expensive :(

  3. I'm dubious about it still. Why do we need it when regular flora works just fine. What's in the ingredient list that makes it runny? Muffins look nice though so there's a bonus!!

    1. I have to admit I didn't look at the ingredient list. The muffins tasted good tho! If its a proper buttery bake, I'd use real butter!


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