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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes
20 Min

Enjoy the taste of everybody's favorite caramel apples in this no-fuss form that's a cupcake on a stick. With Caramel Apple Cupcakes there's less mess but still lots of fun!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (18-1/4-ounce) package spice cake mix
  • 1 cup chopped Granny Smith apple (about 1 large)
  • 35 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 24 wooden craft sticks

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tins with paper baking cups.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; stir in apple. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling two-thirds full.
  3. Bake 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; remove to a wire rack to cool.
  4. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine caramels and evaporated milk. Stir 4 minutes, or until smooth.
  5. Spoon caramel mixture over cupcakes; immediately sprinkle with peanuts, pressing in slightly. Insert a wooden stick into center of each cupcake. Store covered in an airtight container.



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Try making a pound cake type cupcake 1 Duncan Hines cake mix 1 package vanilla instant pudding 4 eggs 1/2 cup oil and a very scant 1 cup of water sometimes I use 3/4 cup water this will produce a texture with much more body and a delicious cup cake

Am I doing something wrong? When my kids pick-up the cupcakes by the stick the cupcake breaks apart and falls all over the floor. They taste good, but . . . I know the name is Carmel Apple Cupcakes so that is the reason for the stick but even adults try to pick-up by the stick. Only 3 stars because I think the stick is the problem.

This recipe is still a cupcake recipe, so the stick is more decorative than a tool. Spice cakes and cupcakes are more airy and fall apart more than chocolate cupcakes.

I have not tried the cupcakes yet however they sound wonderfull.

These look like the perfect fall treat! They'd be great for my niece's birthday coming up.

i'am going to make these for my 16 great grandchildren they sound so good

Kids would love this at the church

I agree! But the big kids, too! I would like to make these in a mini cupcake size without the stick for bite sized finger desserts. I imagine the cooking time will be a lot less, so I'll just stand there and watch them cook and not walk away! I could also elevate them and use chopped pecans instead of peanuts, but then it gets pricey for a potluck. Peanuts will do just fine!

This really sounds good. We all love apples


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