Thursday, November 7, 2013

RECIPE :: Caramel Apple Cupcakes

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Today I want to share this simple & YUMMY recipe with you for "Caramel Apple Cupcakes"! I promise it will be simple with a few variations that are sure to please everyone, all using a box cake mix that you can get this time of year. Is your mouth watering yet? Delish looking huh? ;)

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Here's is what you will need to make the caramel apple cupcakes:

- grab a box of Pillsbury caramel apple cake mix, some Smucker's caramel sundae syrup, your ingredients to make the cupcakes (from recipe on box) and some cupcake liners, follow the directions & done!

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I want to share with you a few variations on these tasty treats that you will love!

1. While the cupcakes are still warm - not hot, take a fork & poke several holes into the top of the cupcake & squirt some of the Smucker's caramel sauce on top, this way you can enjoy some of the caramel sauce on the inside of the cupcake too. 
This is the perfect alternative for people that like the 'cake' more then the icing.

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If you like nuts, sprinkle a few on top . . . .yum! 

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2. another variation is to just ice the cupcakes with your favorite icing BUT I used a simple cream cheese frosting for these suckers!

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3. the last variation is MY fave as it gives you a 'surprise' in every bite! ;)
Once they cool, take a spoon or small scoop & 'scoop out' part of the cupcake (sorry forgot to take a pic of this part). Then squirt some of the caramel sauce inside. Once you do that, ice the cupcake as usual & adorn with your favorite toppings. In this case, we used crushed nuts to top off the cupcakes. They TRULY did taste like caramel apples that you get at the fairs. ;)

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What desserts have you made variations of lately? Anything good? 
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  1. Yum. Who doesn't fall for caramel? Sooo tempting! Thanks a lot for sharing!

    1. not a problem - these were so delish! Wish I could send ya one! ;)

  2. These look absolutely incredible! I am going to have to try them!

  3. These look fantastic! I love anything caramel!

  4. Wow, those look incredible! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  5. Oh these look so good! Love salty and sweet together!

  6. These look delicious! I am a huge caramel fan and these scream fall to me. My kids would love them!

  7. I love salted caramel and these cupcakes look delicious.

  8. Those sound really good! We're still buried in brownies from the Halloween party (not that I'm complaining, lol).

  9. I love caramel and apple, especially when they're together! These look awesome!

  10. My husband love caramel and I love apple so these are perfect for us. I think I might try them this weekend!

  11. I am such a sucker for cupcakes and all things caramel! These look as delicious as they are adorable!

  12. Oh Heaven help me, these look amazing! You're totally not helping my sugar detox. LOL

  13. My oh my, those cupcakes look amazing! I can't wait to make this for my family.

  14. those look delish. i am a huge cupcake fan. i just think they're the cutest things.


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