With the first day of Fall being less than a week away, I am excited to bake with all the wonderful foods that fall harvest season brings. In Southern California, we are not seeing too many changing leaves yet. But we can feel slightly cooler evenings and mornings.
There are some wonderful places to pick apples nearby, but I usually get mine at the local farmers market. I love baking with apples.
Recently, I made these apple cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream frosting. I used apples from a can, but fresh apples could be simmered and added without adding too much time to preparation.
These cupcakes make for a tasty fall treat.
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
2/3 cup apple pie filling, mashed up
Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
Add 2/3 cup apple pie filling.
Pour into baking cups and bake as directed, plus 2 – 4 minutes.
While cupcakes are baking, prepare caramel sauce.
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons whipping cream
Mix brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over low heat.
Add whipping cream,
Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
Frost cupcakes with frosting. I used my favorite buttercream recipe with a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon added. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Once frosting has set, drizzle the caramel sauce over the cupcakes.
What is your favorite apple dessert?