Baked Apple and Lemon Cupcake-Muffins Using Pancake Mix

Baked Apple and Lemon Cupcake-Muffins Using Pancake Mix

The juicy baked apples plus the sweet and sour lemon makes these little cakes baked in muffin cases so delicious.
This uses pancake mix for a simple yet professional result.

Ingredients: 12 mini cakes

Pancake mix
200 g
70 g
3 tablespoons
Lemon juice
3 tablespoons


1. Prepare the ingredients. If you measure everything out beforehand, all you have to do is mix later♪
2. Preheat the oven to 180℃.
3. Cut up the apple. Cut in half → then in half again. Cut those into quarters.
4. Cut 3 deep cuts into the back of the apple slices.
5. Add the sugar and margarine to a bowl and mix together well.
6. Break the egg into the bowl and stir. When it is all combined, add the lemon juice and mix well.
7. Add the pancake mix and stir well until smooth.
8. It will be thick like this.
9. Pour the batter into muffin cases lined up on a baking tray.
10. Top with the apple slices.
11. Very very lightly push the apples in to make sure they are stable. If you push them in too much, they will get covered by the batter while baking, so just place them on the top.
12. When the oven has finished preheating, bake for 17 minutes at 180℃. The photo shows the finished product. Adjust the baking time according to your oven.
13. They look so good.
14. The baked apples taste like the apples in apple pie. The juicy and sweet baked apples + refreshing lemon give an exquisite sweet and sour taste. The cakes are not too sweet, which makes it easy to gobble them right up.
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17. These cupcakes total 1634 calories. 1 cake is 136 calories. Compared to a typical apple pie, these are quite low calorie and healthy.

Story Behind this Recipe

I like apple pie but it's so sweet and has a lot of calories and sugar. I came up with a mildly sweet cake that has a refreshing sweet and sour taste from the juicy baked apples and the acidity of the lemon. It's so easy to make too. The apple and lemon are rich in vitamins besides.