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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel apples transformed into CUPCAKES! It’s a dream come true! These caramel apple cupcakes are great for Fall or Halloween gatherings!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, caramel, caramel apples, cupcakes, fall baking
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 345.31kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 lb. tart apples peeled and shredded (this equals approximately 2 1/2 apples)
  • 1 1/2 cups caramels or caramel bits
  • 1 tbsp. heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with baking liners. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable oil and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture until just combined. Stir in apples.
  • Spoon batter into baking liners until almost full. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 min, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool.
  • In a small, microwavable bowl, combine caramels and cream. Microwave for one minute. Stir and repeat in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Spread caramel topping generously onto cooled cupcakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 345.31kcal | Carbohydrates: 55.13g | Protein: 3.95g | Fat: 12.82g | Saturated Fat: 1.94g | Cholesterol: 34.39mg | Sodium: 265.59mg | Fiber: 1.47g | Sugar: 40.03g