Apple Crunch Cakelets (Muffins)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by ctrmom

These little delights are perfect to use up that last apple or two in the fruit bowl that no one is going to eat. These are a fast, easy, and wonderful snack or dessert treat, especially warm from the oven! I use whatever amount of apple I have, instead of sticking strictly with the one cup. Thanks to my friend Merilee who not only shared the recipe, but brought me a batch of cakelets with it years ago.

Top Review by jillcdunn

Delicious, easy and versatile! These came together really quickly. I used some leftover canned pumpkin in mine instead of the apple. They were a huge hit with my family. They are great hot out of the oven with a little butter or cold the next day for a snack. (My six year old told me he wished he could have them for a snack every day.)This recipe is definitely a keeper and I can't wait to try some other variations--banana, blueberry, and of course the original apple. :) Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add egg. Beat until smooth.
  3. Add dry ingredients with milk and stir just until blended.
  4. Stir in apples.
  5. Drop in 12 greased muffin tins.
  6. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  7. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

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