Saturday, October 30, 2010

Caramel APPLE Cupcakes!

About two weeks ago I saw this recipe and knew I HAD to try it.  And then a couple hours later one of our faithful readers, Bonnie, sent us an email with the link to the recipe.  I was glad to know I was in good recipe company!

I am not the biggest fan of just eating Granny Smith Apples . . . they just aren't my thing.  But I had no doubt they would make these cupcakes amazing.  And I was right!

Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Recipe Source: Everyday With Rachel Ray magazine (October 2010)
**makes about 12 cupcakes

1 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla
2 apples, peeled and shredded
1 1/2 cups caramel candies (about 25)
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Heat oven to 350 F and line cupcake pan with paper liners. Peel, and shred your apples using a box grater or food processor.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth and well combined. Add oil and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Stir in the apples and spoon into cupcake liners until almost full. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry, about 25-35 minutes. Transfer to a rack and cool completely.

In a small sauce pan or double boiler, over medium to low heat, melt the caramels and cream together. Stir frequently. When the caramels are smooth and no lumps remain remove from heat and allow to cool just slightly. Spread over the top of the cooled cupcakes and allow to set up or enjoy right away.

 ***One suggestion from me . . .

Either eat all of the cupcakes right away or keep them in the refrigerator.  Or else you will come home from work the next day, ready to deliver them to your friends and they will look like this . . .

Looks like I will be making something different for the friends tomorrow afternoon!

1 comment:

Lisa-Marie said...

Oh, YUM! Those look so delicious! I'm so sorry they didn't keep so you could give them to your friends. Darn. OR, yippee! Cause you have an excuse to make another yummy treat!