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apple cakelets drizzled with maple cream on a cooling rack
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Harvest Apple Cakelets

Delicious cakelets that are perfect autumn desserts. Use Nordic Ware cakelet pan to make mini cakes with leaf imprints and apple slices. These can also be made in muffin tins.
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fall recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 cakelets
Calories 185kcal
Author Eileen xo


Diced Apples and Wet Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter flavored coconut oil Note 1
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Maple Drizzle

  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure Maple Syrup Note 2


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the Nordic Ware cakelets with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl add diced apples and sugar, and coconut oil. Let the sugar absorb into apples about 5 minutes. Blend in beaten egg, and vanilla. 
  • Sift into the sugar mix the flour. baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ground cloves, allspice, and walnuts. Mix to combine.
  • Scoop into the cakelet wells, 2 scoops each. Tap the tops with a spoon to smooth the tops. Fill each cavity about 3/4's fill. Bale about 15-20 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean. 
  • When cooked through, remove from oven and let muffins cool on a cooling rack. One cakelets are cool, drizzle the maple drizzle on the apple cakelets.

How to Make Maple Drizzle

  • In a small bowl, combine confectioners sugar, water, and maple syrup. Whisk to combine ingredients. Drizzle on apple cakelets.


Note 1: Melted butter or canola oil can be used in place of coconut oil.
Note 2: Please do not use pancake syrup. 100% pure maple syrup only. Maple extract can be used in place of maple syrup.
Note 3: If a cakelet pan is unavailable, these make wonderful muffins.
I am not a registered dietician, I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.9mg