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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apples transformed into CARAMEL APPLE CUPCAKES, people! It's a dream come true! Great for Fall or Halloween gatherings.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 332kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 apples peeled and shredded (use medium-sized apples)
  • 11 oz caramel bits
  • 1 tbsp milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Gradually add to flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the shredded apples.
  • Spoon the batter into baking liners until three-quarters full. Bake in the preheated oven for 23-28 min, or until a toothpick inserted into the centers come out clean. Let cool completely.
  • In a small microwavable bowl, combine caramels and milk. Microwave for one minute. Stir and repeat in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Drizzle caramel topping over the cooled cupcakes.

Notes

  • Replace the caramel with Salted Caramel Sauce for extra salty flavor!
  • Be sure to pat the shredded apples dry before adding them to the batter in order to avoid cupcakes that are too moist.
  • Replace half of the vegetable oil with an equal amount of butter, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg