Honey Gingerbread Cakes with Caramel Apple Topping

Honey Gingerbread Cakes with Caramel Apple Topping

These double-decker delights combine spicy-sweet cupcakes with a rich fruit sauce scented with vanilla.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

12

servings

Cakes
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
2
teaspoons ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2
cup boiling water
1/4
cup honey
1/4
cup molasses
1
egg, slightly beaten
Topping
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
cup packed brown sugar
5
medium cooking or baking apples, peeled, finely chopped (about 5 cups)
Dash salt
1/2
cup whipping cream
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, the baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the cloves. With spoon or wire whisk, stir in remaining cake ingredients until well blended. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  2. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; carefully remove paper baking cups from cakes.
  3. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat. Stir in 1 cup brown sugar, the apples and dash of salt; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown sugar is dissolved and mixture boils. Boil 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until apples are tender and syrup thickens. Stir in whipping cream. Return to boiling; boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and apples look glazed. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  4. To serve, cut cakes in half horizontally. Place bottom halves on small dessert plates; spoon a heaping tablespoon topping over each bottom half. Add tops of cakes; spoon a heaping tablespoon topping on top of each, letting topping run down sides and onto plates.
Makes 12 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 320mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 59g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 42g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.