Friday, October 26, 2012

Chocolate Apple Cupcake

Looks like a real apple doesn't it.  But it is not, instead it is a luscious spice cupcake with apple pie filling, topped with a apple shaped chocolate shell.  Inside that shell is american buttercream frosting.  Oh yeah!
So How did I make the chocolate dipped apple sans apple?  Look below.
Using food safe mold putty, I encased the top of a stemless apple.  Waiting the proper time, I released the mold.
I sprayed the mold with Pam non stick spray which I then smeared evenly around the inside.
The mold is then coated with melted chocolate and put in the freezer.  Make sure you leave a hole at the stem area as pictured.  Repeat the coating and freezing step at least once more until a nice thick shell is formed.  CAREFULLY manipulate the shell out of the mold and set aside.  (This is not a process that can be rushed and I certainly wouldn't want to do it for dozens of cupcakes but for a few special ones it is great).  I filled the apple shells with green buttercream and plopped them on the top of the cupcakes.  Stick a lollipop stick through the stem hole.  These cupcakes really look like an chocolate covered apple but are so much more fun!  Also the mold could be used for other desserts too.   Diana


  1. I have never seen anything like this, very cute and adorable for a party! Love your blog background, it is sweet. I am easily swayed by peeling paint :)
    ~Kim from Mudpies and Melodies

  2. This is so cool!!! Love this idea of using a mold to create this apples. Very creative!