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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!

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

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)

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  • 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.

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