Monday, September 7, 2009

September Cupkins: Caramel Apple Cupcakes!

Today is the first Monday of the month and the first official Cupkins post - a collaboration between myself and Meg at Mega•Crafty. We hope that you enjoy our recipes!

Fall is well on its way, and what better way to welcome it than with some apple-y goodness? I LOVE those caramel apple suckers that come into the stores for Halloween around this time of year, and it was my inspiration for this cupcake!

Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

For the cupcakes...
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups Granny Smith apples peeled and chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In large bowl, beat eggs with milk, butter and vanilla.

In separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon.

Add to egg mixture; stir just until moistened. (Do not overmix.)

Stir in apples.

Pour into pan filling each at least 2/3 full. Cupcakes will NOT rise a lot!

Bake 18-20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting...

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2cups powdered sugar

Melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat.

Stir in 1 cup brown sugar.

Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.

Stir in 1/4 cup milk. Heat to boiling; remove from heat.

Cool to lukewarm, about 30 minutes.

Gradually stir in powdered sugar.

And for fun...

Garnish with a caramel apple sucker. Yum!

Now, click on the button below to head over to Meg's and check out her Apple Cider Muffins - delicious!


Brad & Renee said...

I was wondering how many cupcakes this recipe makes. I'd like to make them for my daughter's first birthday party coming up in October. Thanks!

Joanne said...

About 18! :) Do make sure you fill them at least 3/4 full as they don't rise much!