It’s officially fall and this Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe will be a great dessert idea. We love caramel and apples together. We are always whipping up fun apple and caramel desserts. I have shared quite a few with you like Our CopyCat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice, Traditional Caramel Apples, Caramel Apple Dip and also a Snickers Caramel Apple Salad. I decided I needed a yummy cupcake to enjoy this weekend for dessert. Cake mixed with caramel, apples and oh goodness the nuts! YUM!
Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe
After making our caramel apples i popped a stick in them to replicate a real caramel apple. Too cute I must say!
This Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe uses a Spiced Cake Box Mix. You could always use a spice cake mix from scratch too! I also did the caramel the easy way and used some Kraft Caramels I had purchased on sale. Simple but so tasty.
1 box Spice Cake Mix
1 cup Apple Juice
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled cored and shredded
10 oz Caramels (about 36)
1/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
24 wooden sticks
Preheat oven to 350.
Line muffin pan with paper liners.
Combine cake mix, apple juice, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large bowl.
Mix until well blended.
Mix in shredded apple, and fill the prepared liners about 2/3 full.
Bake about 20 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
Allow to cool.
Melt the caramels with milk over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly.
Spread melted caramel over the cupcakes.
Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and insert a wooden stick into the center of each.
These Caramel Apple Cupcakes would make a great addition to your fall party dessert tables too. You could leave the nuts off of a few for those “non-nut eaters”. I personally love to load mine up with extra peanuts. yum!