Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Servings:*

12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • For the Cupcakes
  • cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoons ground cloves
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • cups shredded apples, (about 2 medium apples, unpeeled)
  • For the Caramel Buttercream
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
  • additional caramel sauce, for drizzling

Directions

    To Make Cupcakes
  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  3. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Set aside.
  4. In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until well combined, about 1 minute.
  5. Add egg and vanilla, beating well to combine.
  6. Add half of flour mixture and beat until combined, then add half of buttermilk and beat until combined.
  7. Repeat with remaining flour and buttermilk.
  8. Fold in shredded apples.
  9. Fill cupcake liners approximately ⅔ of the way full.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
  11. To Make Frosting
  12. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  13. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating well between each addition.
  14. Add salt, vanilla and caramel sauce and beat until well combined.
  15. Frost cooled cupcakes.
  16. Drizzle with additional caramel sauce.
  17. You can store these cupcakes in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. Enjoy!
  18. Recipe by: greens & chocolate | http://www.greensnchocolate.com/
* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.