Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Syrup Sponge Cupcakes

Wow....this recipe seemed crazy at all my cupcake adventures, this is the FIRST time I've made cupcakes using bread crumbs instead of flour!
I made these for my sister, Robin's 50th...that's the BIG 50!...birthday. Her BIG DAY was actually Jan. 25th, but she wanted a slumber party at our Mom's house so we did it last night. Three of our relatives came down from New York, and two of her Suitland High School buddies came, too.
The recipe for the these is in the book called Tempt...Cupcakes to Excite by Betty Saw, who is a chef in Malaysia. The recipe was so easy...literally eggs, castor sugar, grated lemon rind and white fine breadcrumbs!

This is my Mom's dog, Arby...he is investigating the cupcake! Arby is an 8 year old cocker spaniel and a real lover!

These are people at the slumber party: Marie, Noelle, and Maddie from New York::and our Mom!

Laura and Catherine made all the wonderful appetizers! Robin and Jean having a nice hug!
And, this is today, Sunday....breakfast at Bob Evans...we love the Bob Evans...what a great ending to a great party!
Here's the recipe:
Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Syrup Sponge Cupcake

"This is a soft spngy cupcake made usng ony fresh white breadcrumbs without flour soaked in a tangy spice-flavoured syrup."

Large paper cases--makes 10 cupcakes
(sponge batter)
Eggs (2 large separated)
Castor sugar (80 grams, divided into 2 portions
Grated lemon rind (1 tsp)
Fresh white breadcrumbs (75 g)

Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Syrup

Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey (100 ml)
Caster sugar (40 g)
Orange or apple juice (2 Tbsp)
Cinnamon stick (1 cm piece)
Clove (1 whole)
Cointreau (1 Tbsp, optional

Topping: Fresh grated white coconut for sprinkling



Line muffin pans with paper cases.

Place egg yolks with 40 g sugar in bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a balloon whisk. Whisk until pale, thick and light. Beat in lemon rind.

In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy. Add remaining 40 g sugar of sugar gradually and continue to beat until stiff.

Fold a third of the egg white mixture followed by the breadcrumbs into the egge yolk mixture. Carefully fold in remaining egg white mixture in tow batches.

Spoon mixture evenly to fill paper cases and level surfaces with a teaspoon.

Bake in a preheated oven at 175 C (350 F) for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Cool cakes in pan before tkaingout.

Meanwhile, prepare Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey syrup. Place all ingredients except Cointreau in a small saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Stir in Countreau if using. Remove and leave spices in the syrup to infuse for 15 minutes.

Note: This recipe is a good way of using leftover white bread. Simply slice off the crusts and tear them into a food processor. Process until they become fine crumbs. Measure out amount required and use immediately or store in covered containers in the freezer. They will keep for 1-2 months.

*The Apple Cider + Vinegar is from Wescobee, an Australian produce. Cointreau can be replaced with either fresh apple or orange juice.

*I did not have this product to I did equal amount of honey and Apple Cider Vinegar together. I have no idea if this was right or not, but it tasted great!

Rock On!



  1. Arby's beautiful!!! One look at his precious face & I'm instantly teary... missing my best friend, my fuzzy son, my 4-legged soul mate, my Ebby... who had to go to doggie heaven after ten & a half years of 'best friend bliss' together. Thank you for posting a photo of sweet Arby. Your mom is a very lucky lady to have him in her life!

  2. Anonymous11:39 AM

    you guys have too much fun in your family. wanna new little sis?

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  5. Anonymous10:41 AM

    Looks like tons of fun, you are all so cute! AHHH Breadcrumbs, carb heaven.

  6. Anonymous11:21 PM

    That's my kind of party! What a cool sister you are.