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Salted Caramel Apple Push-It-Ups

Salted Caramel Apple Push-It-Ups
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 24
A delightful autumn dessert made with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ spice cake, fresh apples, caramels, sea salt and whipping cream. Layered in a push up pop, they're a lip-smacking, no-mess treat.
By Cheri Liefeld
Updated June 15, 2012


  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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


  • 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.

  • 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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