Carmel Apple is a classic fall flavor. We have been making Carmel Apples in our home every fall for years.
Sometimes you just want to have the Carmel Apple flavor in a warm baked good.
Enter the Carmel Apple Cupcake:
Want the recipe? Here you go:
CARMEL APPLE CUPCAKES
INGREDIENTS FOR THE CUPCAKE BATTER:
1 C. APPLES PEELED, CUT, AND DICED FINELY
2 TSP GROUND CINNAMON
1/2 TSP GINGER
1 2/3 CUP ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
1 C. GRANULATED SUGAR
1/4 TSP BAKING SODA HEAPING
1 TSP BAKING POWDER HEAPING
1/4 TSP KOSHER SALT
3/4 CUP VEGETABLE OIL
1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT
3 EGGS LARGE
1/4 CUP SOUR CREAM
1/2 CUP WHOLE MILK
INGREDIENTS FOR THE CARMEL:
1 C. BROWN SUGAR
5 TABLESPOONS UNSALTED BUTTER
1/2 CUP CREAM OR HALF AND HALF
1 TABLESPOON VANILLA EXTRACT
PINCH OF SALT
INGREDIENTS FOR THE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
1 TEASP0ON CINNAMON
/4 TEASPOON GINGER
1 POUND CONFECTIONERS SUGAR
3/4 CUP BUTTER BROWNED
1/3 CUP CREAM
For the Buttercream:
Heat the butter over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until it is browned to a caramel color.
Allow butter to cool to room temperature.
Beat the room temperature butter for a few minutes on low. I prefer doing this using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment but a hand mixer works too. Add in spices and cream.
Add confections sugar and vanilla. Beat and cream a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
For the Cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place cupcake papers in a cupcake pan.
In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together ànd whisk until incorporated. This includes the sugar.
In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
Fold in the minced apples.
Distribute the batter evenly into cupcake papers.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and springy to the touch.
Making the Carmel & Assembly:
For the Caramel:
Combine ingredients in small pot.
Heat over medium-low heat while whisking
Cook for 7-8 minutes.
For the Assembly
Core the cupcakes and drizzle in caramel.
Replace the cupcake core and pipe a dollop of buttercream on with a large open cupcake frosting tip.
Then enjoy these delicious cupcakes!
Let me know how much you love them!!
Here’s to the cozy fall days ahead.