Just to show you what I kind of volume of apples I'm talking about, The Boy's father decided to come round and pick some of the apples off the tree this week as I never get round to it. After getting rid of the rotten ones, these are all the apples I have in my kitchen at the moment (there are still more on the trees):
Keeping in mind that I had all these apples and that my work colleagues really like their chocolate cake, I decided to make these chocolate orange cupcakes which uses grated apple as a binder. However I let out the marmalade so that they were plain chocolate cupcakes and topped them with some vanilla buttercream and mini oreos.
I chose one of the ugly cakes (I always have a few of them) to test and I'm pretty impressed. I hope they go down well tomorrow.