Apple-Liqourice Cupcakes w/White Chocolate Frosting

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Aug 11, 2013

Apple liqourice cupcakes

Liquorice powder has been the new black in baking in Denmark for some time now. I was not going to just let that opportunity pass me by so last year I tried these cupcakes. Those I served them to were very enthusiastic about them, but I thought they were a bit dull in regard to taste. I wasn’t too sure of the liquorice idea, despite being a liquorice lover, so I made some without, but they should definitely have the powder.

The recipe is from the Heart Foundation.

The recipe doesn’t make a lot of frosting. If you want more frosting on your cupcakes than you see on my picture, you should make a double portion.

You can find liquorice powder in health food stores and perhaps in some pharmacies.

12 cupcakes


  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 ml milk
  • 50 g liquid margarine or 3,5 tbsp oil
  • 2 apples, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tsp liquorice powder


  • 75 g white chocolate
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar


Preheat the oven to 175C. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla extract foamy. Shift flour and baking powder in the egg mixture. Stir milk and margarine/oil into the batter. Fold in the apple pieces. Fill the paper liners 3/4 up and sprinkle them with liquorice powder.

Bake the cupcakes for 15 minutes until they are golden. Check with a wooden skewer whether they are done. Cool the cakes on a rack.

Frosting: Chop the chocolate roughly and melt it over a water bath. Let it cool off a bit. Stir the chocolate together with cream cheese and icing sugar. Place the frosting in the fridge until it is has become firm.

Decorate the cupcakes with the tip of your choice.

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