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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

This caramel apple cupcake recipe features two all-time favorite flavors to make moist, delicious treats!

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40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time
24
cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon apple pie spice  

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 large (1 1/2 cups) apple, peeled, cored, shredded

Frosting

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

4 to 5 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

 *Substitute 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and a pinch of ground allspice.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and apple pie spice in bowl. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine all remaining cupcake ingredients except apples in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour mixture; stir until just moistened. Stir in apples.

  4. STEP 4

    Fill each prepared muffin cup with about 1/4 cup batter.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pans; cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 4 tablespoons half & half and 2 tablespoons butter in 1 1/2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in enough powdered sugar for desired frosting consistency, adding additional half & half, if necessary. Stir in vanilla. Frost cupcakes.

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Tip #1

- An easy way to shred the apples is to core and halve them before shredding. Leave the peel on for a little color and texture.

Tip #2

- Brown sugar is measured a little differently than other sugars or flour. Be sure to pack the brown sugar firmly into the measuring cup or spoon until it is level with the top.

Nutrition (1 cupcake)

240 Calories
8 Fat (g)
45 Cholesterol (mg)
270 Sodium (mg)
40 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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