Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe


Posted: 19 Sep 2012 09:30 AM PDT

Following is another fabulous Frugal Girls Fall Fun guest post by Veronica at MorningNooNight… enjoy!!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! Hay rides, apple picking, crisp weather, changing leaves and definitely anything Halloween! Is it bad that I already have my kids costumes?

Anything apple or pumpkin is top on my list. And what says Autumn more than a caramel apple? A tart crisp apple with chewy caramel. Mmm… Plus these are way easier to eat (and with children, cause way less sticky fingers on furniture!)

So here they are!

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup Apple Mush (recipe to follow)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Mush:

Rinse and core 2 apples. Place them in an ovenproof baking dish with a 1/4 inch of water and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until soft. Remove the apples from the oven and let cool slightly. Remove the peel and smash the apples with a potato masher. Measure out one cup and set aside.

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt and whisk to combine.
  2. Crack the eggs in your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment. Whisk slightly to break the yolks. Add in the oil, apple juice, vanilla and cooled apple mush and mix on low to combine.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients, in 3 batches, with the mixer on low until incorporated but not over-mixed. Scoop into your cupcake liners, filling 3/4 full to create a nice dome. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating the pans after 15. The cupcakes are finished when lightly browned and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cupcakes cool.

Start the caramel:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 6 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a non-stick pan. Once your butter has melted, stir in the brown sugar until it is completely coated in butter. Add in corn syrup, continuously stirring and the condensed milk. Stir to combine and slowly pour in the heavy cream.
  2. Boil the caramel, stirring for about 20 minutes until the temperature reaches 248 degrees. It is very important to use your thermometer.
  3. Remove from heat and gently stir in the vanilla and salt. Transfer to a bowl and continue to stir until the caramel starts to firm, about 2 minutes.

Using a knife, frost each cupcake with the cupcake. Sprinkle warm caramel with nuts if desired. Work quickly and use your freezer to help set up the caramel and prevent dripping. Continue until all cupcakes are frosted. Top each with a Popsicle stick to give the final “Caramel Apple” look and ENJOY!

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About dianelouw

I am a Christian stay at home mom. I may not be perfect, BUT Jesus thinks I'm to die for!!! Shy believe it or not. But once i get to know you - passop! Love to laugh and to mix with people and help people. Some would say - that sometimes its to my detriment. Love spending time with my parents and family. Very inquisitive and have lots of questions regarding the Lord which i constantly ask for help. I love reading, gardening, studying the Word of God, etc. Have discovered Kindle and i got a wish list for a Kindle by my husband lol. Have downloaded some very good classics and others from free. Sites that i belong to: look for Diane D Some favorite Quotes: Love me for me and not for what you want me to be... Deuteronomy 4:7 "No other nation, no matter how great, has a god who is so near when they need Him as the Lord our God is to us. He answers us whenever we call for help." Phillippians 4:13 - I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice
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2 Responses to Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe

  1. mustnoteatcake says:

    These look so good, I make cupcakes for the cafe I work in and I’m gonna try these now it’s officially autumn, can’t wait x

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