These Caramel Apple Cupcakes are delightful!
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 as well. The caramel sauce that I used is also great for ice cream or drizzling over hot tea for a tasty warm drink.
These cupcakes make for a tasty fall treat and it is one of the things I look forward too each fall. We love the flavor of apples in our home! We used to make these for bake sales when the kids were in elementary school. Also nice for a back to school treat for teachers.
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.
These are so good!
What is your favorite apple dessert?