The alternate name for these salted caramel cupcakes should be “caramel overload.” Look at this way: the cupcakes contain both caramel and apples, along with cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, flour and a handful of other ingredients. The frosting contains caramel – plus vanilla, butter and powdered sugar. And, last but not least, there is a generous drizzle of homemade caramel sauce poured on top of these baked, frosted treats. And a sprinkling of sea salt, just to further enhance all of those tasty caramel flavors.
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For those of you who love caramel apples, but don’t like the super sticky feeling that makes you think you’re going to lose a few teeth, these Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes are for you. Made from a spice cake batter complete with Chinese 5 spice powder, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, sour cream, eggs, vanilla and chopped Granny Smith apples and topped with a thick layer of traditional buttercream frosting and a drizzle of salted caramel, these treats are truly unforgettable.
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The most unusual thing about these cupcakes is not the fact that they contain apples, instead, it is the step in the recipe that requires you to not pre-heat the oven. Yes, you read that right. These scrumptious cupcakes go into a cold oven. The batter is an apple lovers dream, and is made from apples, pecans, vegetable oil, eggs, flour, salt, baking soda and vanilla extract. However, that pales in comparison to the brown sugar icing: butter, brown sugar, evaporated milk and vanilla extract. The end result? YUM!
Carmel Apple Crisp Cupcakes, especially the jumbo cupcakes presented here, would be a perfect gift for a teacher, host, or other deserving individual. The cake itself begins with a boxed spiced cake mix, but that is where ordinary ends. The addition of fresh apples and apple crisp topping mix create a fresh and unexpected taste. The frosting is the perfect complement incorporating caramel ice cream topping, and the finishing touch is the caramel apple crisp topping. So moist and yummy you’ll need to eat it with a spoon.
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Churned with a fully shaken Appletini, Swiss buttercream is stacked on top of the soft vanilla cupcake with a cherry on top on these Appletini Cupcakes. Rimmed with sugar crystal, these cocktail cupcakes are perfect on a Friday night after a late dinner. The burst of flavor that greets your mouth as you take a big bite of the frosting is quite refreshing and a big change from regular vanilla cupcakes.
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If you love apple pie, then you’ll love these apple cinnamon cupcakes. The cupcake batter itself contains swirls of cinnamon and tiny bits of chopped apples. That alone would be enough to satify any apple lover, but these cupcakes take it to the extreme thanks to the addition of a sugar-y apple filling that is similar to – you guessed it! – apple pie filling. The frosting is an apple and cinnamon flavored buttercream, making these the perfect treats for fall!
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