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Salted Caramel Apple Push-It-Ups

Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen shares a favorite recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Push-Ups. Cake push ups take mini cupcakes and turn them into an impressive and fun dessert. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ spice cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup oil
3
eggs
2
cups chopped peeled apples (2 medium)
1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
3
tablespoons whipping cream
1
teaspoon sea salt
24
push-up cake pop containers
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
1/4
cup chopped peanuts, if desired

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 48 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes on high speed. Stir in chopped apples. Divide batter evenly into muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels, whipping cream and salt over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until melted.
  • 5 To assemble push-up cakes, drop 1 mini cupcake into each push-up pop container. Add 1 tablespoon melted caramels and 1 tablespoon frosting. Repeat layers. Sprinkle tops with chopped peanuts.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

If the caramel mixture starts to cool and stiffen while you’re building your push ups, place over medium-low heat to soften.

For a decorative top, place frosting in a decorating bag fitted with a large star tip.

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