Monday, October 14, 2013

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

these do take a while, but are SO worth it!

For the Cupcakes You will need:
3 Cups flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 TBsp. cinnamon
3 Eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup Sour Cream
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups of peeled, chopped apples
Pre heat oven to 350 and put your cupcake liners in pans
*Combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
*Add wet ingredients : eggs, vegt. oil, sour cream and vanilla.
using a wire whisk mix well
*Add your chopped apples
*Fill your cupcakes liners about 2/3 full
*Bake 18-22 min.... insert toothpick to check if done
*Let cupcakes cool for 5 min. in pan then finish cooling on a wire rack
*Frost with Caramel Buttercream when cool
For The Icing:
1 stick of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
*Melt butter over med heat
*Stir in brown sugar and heavy cream...stir over med heat till sugar dissolves approx 2 min.
*Pour in mixing bowl
*Add powdered sugar a cup at a time..mix with electric mixer
*Frost make dome look use an offset spatula to frost...put frosting in center and pull downward
Caramel Glaze
1 14 oz pkge of Kraft Caramels
2/3 cup of half-and-half
*Microwave caramels and half and half on high for 3 to 4 min. until caramels are melted... stir after each min.
*Allow caramel to cool for 1 -2 mn.
*Dip Frosted cupcake into bowl of caramel
To Garnish
I used shisk a bob sticks or you could use popsicle sticks
Candy Corn
Chopped nuts or pecans
Or whatever your heart desires
I tied a piece of rafia around each stick but you could use ribbon and even put them in a treat bag and tie a ribbon on each one
* I would do one cupcake at a time on garnishing...dip it in your caramel and top with desired garnish....then do your next one...

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