Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe

Irresistible Caramel Apple Cupcakes 🍏🧁

Indulge in the delightful flavors of autumn with our delectable Caramel Apple Cupcakes. These moist and flavorful treats are bursting with the sweet taste of fresh apples, warm spices, and rich caramel sauce, making them the perfect dessert for any fall occasion. Let’s dive into the recipe and create a dessert that will impress everyone at the table!

Ingredients:

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup finely chopped apples (peeled and cored)

For the Caramel Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Incorporate Wet Ingredients: Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the sour cream, and mixing until just combined.
  6. Fold in Apples: Gently fold in the finely chopped apples until evenly distributed throughout the batter, infusing each bite with the delicious flavor of fresh apples.
  7. Fill Muffin Cups: Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake to Perfection: Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool Cupcakes: Remove from the oven and let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Caramel Sauce:

  1. Melt Butter: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add Ingredients: Stir in the brown sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt, stirring constantly.
  3. Boil and Cool: Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, and let it boil for 2 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  4. Drizzle and Serve: Drizzle the warm caramel sauce over the cooled cupcakes just before serving, adding a delightful finishing touch to these irresistible treats.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Calories per Serving: 250 kcal
  • Servings: 12 cupcakes

Celebrate the flavors of fall with our Caramel Apple Cupcakes, where every bite is a taste of autumn bliss. Whether enjoyed with a hot cup of tea

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