Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a Caramel Apple Cupcake recipe. Everyone will love these buttery-spiced caramel apple cupcakes dipped in gooey caramel and topped with peanuts!

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

18

cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® butter recipe yellow cake mix
Water, butter and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
cup chunky applesauce
1
tablespoon apple pie spice
25
caramels, unwrapped
2
tablespoons half-and-half
1/2
cup finely chopped peanuts
18
craft or paper lollipop sticks, if desired (for decoration)
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake batter as directed on box; gently stir in applesauce and apple pie spice. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  2. Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and half-and-half on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Let cool about 10 minutes to thicken slightly. Dip tops of cupcakes into caramel mixture, then sprinkle with peanuts.
Makes 18 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.
If you prefer, finely chopped pecans or walnuts can be substituted for the peanuts. To toast nuts, heat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.
Miniature chocolate chips, sprinkled over the caramel mixture, work well as a topping too!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.