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carmel apple cupcakes

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Something to make for the kids for Halloween!

serves 24
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For carmel apple cupcakes

  • 3 c
  • 1 c
    sugar or splenda
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3
  • 3/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 3/4 c
    sour cream
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 c
    of peeled, chopped apples
  • 1 stick
    of butter
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    of heavy whipping cream
  • 3 1/2 c
    of powdered sugar
  • (1) 14 oz
    package of kraft caramels
  • 2/3 c
    of half-and-half

How To Make carmel apple cupcakes

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 and put your cupcake liners in pans. Combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add wet ingredients : eggs, vegetable oil, sour cream and vanilla.
  • 2
    Using a wire whisk mix well. Add your chopped apples. Fill your cupcakes liners about 2/3 full. Bake 18-22 minutes. Insert toothpick to check if done. Let cupcakes cool for 5 minutes in pan, then finish cooling on a wire rack. Frost with Caramel Butter cream when cool.
  • 3
    Butter Cream Icing: Melt butter over med heat. Stir in brown sugar and heavy cream. Stir over med heat till sugar dissolves. (approx 2 min) Pour in mixing bowl.
  • 4
    Add powdered sugar a cup at a time and mix with electric mixer. Frost cupcakes. (To make dome look use an offset spatula to frost. Put frosting in center and pull downward)
  • 5
    Carmel Glaze: Microwave caramels and half and half on high for 3 to 4 minutes until caramels are melted. Stir after each minute. Allow caramel to cool for 1-2 minutes. Dip top of frosted cupcake into bowl of caramel.
  • 6
    To garnish, I used whisk-a-bob sticks or you could use popsicle sticks. Sprinkle Candy Corn, Chopped nuts or pecans, Or whatever your heart desires. Put them in a treat bag and tie a ribbon on each one.