Thursday, March 7, 2013

Caramel apple cupcakes recipe

If you are looking for a yummy fall-inspired treat that is easy to make and tastes great, look no further! These spiced caramel apple cupcakes are a hit with the young and young at heart.

SPICED CARAMEL APPLE CUPCAKES 

  • spice cake mix 
  • ingredients to complete cake as directed (water, oil, eggs-measurements will vary based on the cake mix brand you buy) 
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped 
  • 50 caramels, unwrapped 
  • 5 tablespoons milk 
  • 1 small package chopped pecans 

Directions 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with liners and set aside. Mix cake batter according to the directions on the box, folding in chopped apples. Fill cupcake pans 3/4 full and bake as directed. Allow cupcakes to cool on a wire rack. While cupcakes are cooling, add caramels and milk to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until caramels are melted. Stir until well blended then "ice" cupcakes with caramel topping. While caramel is still soft, sprinkle with chopped pecans. For added effect, insert a popsicle stick in each cupcake to emulate a true caramel apple.

Cook's Notes-You can substitute a cinnamon cake mix in place of the spice mix if desired and swap walnuts for the pecans.

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