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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Servings 20 -24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Apple Cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon or apple pie spice
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ C. butter melted and cooled
  • ¼ C applesauce
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ C. peeled and chopped apple

Caramel Buttercream:

  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp. caramel sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar

Melted caramels for drizzling

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix and cinnamon in to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, butter, applesauce, milk and vanilla extract together.
  4. 4. Stir in cake mix until smooth.
  5. 5. Stir in chopped apples.
  6. 6. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 17-22 minutes of until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  7. 7. Buttercream: Beat butter for 1 minute. Add caramel and vanilla extract and continue to beat. Slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  8. 8. Pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes and top with melted caramel.