I love a recipe that can be used as either a cake or pudding and these definitely fit the bill. They are equally at home eaten as is, but preferably warmed through, or removed from the cases and served with cream or custard.
If you've got a very ripe banana in the fruit bowl along with a couple of eating apples then you're more or less sorted for this recipe which can easily be adapted to make it your own.
The crumble makes them quite sweet. but if I made them again I'd definitely halve the quantity of sugar in the crumble mix. There will also be crumble mix left over but it will freeze to use in another recipe.
You will need: 12 hole muffin tin lined with paper cases
Thermomix Method - Food Processor Method in italics
- 150g plain flour
- 50g caster sugar
- 100g cold butter cubed
- Flaked almonds to decorate
- 100g lexia raisins
- 2 tablespoons of spiced rum
- 75g soft butter
- 75g block margarine
- 150g light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 175g self raising flour
- a few gratings of fresh nutmeg
- 2 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and chopped
For the crumble: Add everything to the TM Jug and whiz 5 Secs/Speed 4.
Add the ingredients to the processor bowl and whiz until they resemble large breadcrumbs.
Preheat the oven to 175°C.
Measure the rum into a small bowl and stir in the raisins, leave on one side.
Place the butter, margarine, eggs, self raising flour, nutmeg to the jug TM 20 Secs/Speed 5. Scrape down 5 Sec/Speed 5.
Place the butter, margarine, eggs, self raising flour and nutmeg in the processor, whiz until combined.
Add the apples, bananas, raisins and rum to the TM jug set to 10 Secs/Reverse/Stir until combined.
Add the apples, bananas, raisins and rum to the processor bowl, take a spoon and stir to combine.
Take an ice cream scoop and place scoops of batter into each of the cupcake cases. Top with a few teaspoons of crumble mix and scatter over the flaked almonds.
Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove and place on a rack to cool.
Can be frozen.