You would think that these little guys would be real sweet, but apart from the caramel on top they really aren’t that sweet. They have a nice spicy fruity flavour and then the nuts inside give a nice crunch factor.
I will warn you though, be prepared to get caramel stuck in your teeth 🙂
Caramel Apple Cupcakes:
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup pecan chips
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and grated
- About a handful of caramel chews
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, apple pie spice, pecan chips and salt. In another bowl combine the eggs, both sugars and mix until smooth. Whisk in the oil and the vanilla. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Add the grated apples and stir.
Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners. Bake until the top of the cupcake is golden brown. About 20-25 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool before adding the caramel on top.
Place the caramels in a small bowl. Add the cream and microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval. Melt until smooth and runny. Take each cupcake and dip into the caramel.
Let cupcakes cool before devouring them.
Adapted from foodnetwork.com