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Spiced Caramel Apple Cupcakes

September 22, 2010

Craving Fall baking, then make these little cupcakes, they are a sinch and oh so good.  Everyone loves cupcakes because it’s not like eating a great big piece of cake.  If you have kids in school these cupcakes would make a great bake sale item for those fund raisers.

1 box of spice cake mix (I used Ducan Hines)
3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup Caramel topping
1 granny smith apple peeled and grated
2 egg whites
1 egg yolk

Directions:  Put all ingredients into a large bowl and either mix by hand or use a mixer until well blended.  Bake cupcakes with liners in a muffin pan at 350 degrees for 22 min or until tooth pick comes out clean.  Let cupcakes cool in pan for about 10 min. then turn out onto a wire rack, and let cool completely before frosting.

1 1/2 sticks or 3/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/8 cup maple syrup
1/2  tsp.vanilla paste or extract
2 T milk

Directions:  soften butter and add the rest of ingredients.  Turn on mixer and beat until well combined.  After the frosting is made get it ready to pipe onto the cupcakes.  One of the tricks I learned years ago was to put the frosting in plastic wrap first then into the pastry bag.  I just fold the bottom up almost to the top then fold  the sides over.

You want to make sure there is an opening on one end of the frosting bag you just created.  Then slip this into the pastry bag fitted with the tip of your preference.

Now your ready to pipe the circles on the cupcakes.  I started from the outside and ended in the middle.

It seems that half of the people I know don’t like nuts and the other half do, so that’s why I did both to make everyone happy.

You might also like this recipe from the Blue Eyed Baker’s

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  1. Yum! Perfect fall flavors! And they look just gorgeous!

  2. These are perfect flavors for Fall!

    • thank you, I’m in the Fall mode for sure now if only the weather would corporate.

  3. Maile permalink


  4. Those are the most gorgeous cupcakes! I feel like I can reach in and grab one.

  5. Absolutely scrumptious! Would love to have one right now with a hot cup of coffee. I probably should not admit to this but I’m prolly the only person in blogland that hasn’t learned to do the frosting this way. Thanks for your hints! I must try this recipe.

    Have a wonderful week!

  6. kelli battraw permalink

    Oh, I’m definitely going to add these to my growing list of apple recipes to try. : )

    • Kelli since you are watching what your eating if you leave off the frosting they are still really good and you could even leave out the egg yolk too.

  7. oneordinaryday permalink

    These sound delicious. We’re taking the kids apple picking this weekend and this would make a fun treat for that afternoon.

  8. apple picking sound so fun, enjoy!

  9. This looks soooo amazing! I can’t wait to try. Thanks so much for the recipe. I enjoy reading your blog and getting new ideas and recipes for my family.

    With that said I wanted to pass along to you the One Lovely Blog Award! You can read more here:

  10. These must taste like a heavenly bite of fall!!! YUM!

  11. I am a big fan of cupcake eating and making, especially when it involves these glorious fall flavors!

  12. What a beautiful desert. I have several apple trees and I’m at a loss how to use all of my apples. Thank you for this wonderful idea.
    *kisses* HH

  13. These sound so good! I have a spice cake mix that is about to expire and I needed something to make with it. No butter or oil huh? Since you grate the apple, does it kinda end up like the texture of zucchini or carrot cake?

  14. Thank you so much for the pastry bag tip! I tried wrapping my frosting in it today and it was so much cleaner then my previous attempt!

  15. Sabrina permalink

    Can you make a cake with this same recipe instead of cupcakes or would it be too dense?

    • I had not tried to make them into a cake but I’m sure it would work. The cupcakes were not too dense so the cake would probably be fine. If you make it tell me how it works out?

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