Sunday, June 3, 2012

Apple Caramel Cupcake Bites

We've experienced with a lot of different apple/fruit cakes in our family and have loved practically every recipe, especially my mom's apple yogurt cake (coming soon... hopefully!) but these little cupcake bites definitely gave that cake a run for it's money. I used a mini cupcake pan as I brought these to work and was afraid they'd make too much of a mess! I placed each little cupcake in a regular sized cupcake wrapper to avoid any spills or drips. They were very moist, and especially divine with the caramel drizzled on top...Here's the recipe: enjoy! 
For the cupcakes: 
1 Cup of flour
1 Tsp of Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp of Salt
1 Tsp of Cinnamon 
1/2 Tsp of Nutmeg 
A pinch of cloves 
1 Cup of sugar 
1 Egg 
1/4 Cup of oil
3 Medium sized apples, peeled and finely chopped
Step One: Mix all the wet ingredients (egg, oil, apples) until combined. 
Step Two: Mix all the dry ingredients into a small bowl (flour, sugar, spices). 
Step Three: Dry into Wet, mix until combined. 
Step Four: Scoop into cupcake pans, bake in a 350-oven for 30 minutes. Voila! 

For the Caramel Sauce: 
1/2 Stick of butter
1/2 Cup of brown sugar
1/4 Cup of heavy cream 
1 Tsp of Vanilla
Step One: In a small sauce pan, bring butter, sugar and cream to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla, let cool completely. 
Drizzle caramel over cupcakes once both are completely cooled. 
(don't eat too many! These were meant to be shared!) 
Bon App├ętit! 

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