Caramel Apple Cupcakes
You can never have too many dessert recipes, so give Caramel Apple Cupcakes a try. This recipe serves 24. This recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 405 calories, 2g of protein, and 14g of fat. It is perfect for Halloween. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up eggs, salt, firmly brown sugar, and a few other things to make it today.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl until blended.
Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture, stirring until blended. Stir in apple.
Place paper baking cups in 2 (12-cup) muffin pans, and coat with cooking spray; spoon batter into cups, filling two-thirds full.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely.
To prepare frosting, melt butter in a 3-qt. heavy saucepan over medium heat.
Add brown sugar; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in evaporated milk, baking soda, and corn syrup; bring to a boil.
Remove from heat, and let cool completely (about 1 hour).
Transfer to a bowl. Gradually add powdered sugar to caramel mixture, beating at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Beat at high speed 2 minutes or until creamy. Use immediately. Makes 3 cups.
Frost each cupcake with Old-Fashioned Caramel Frosting. Top each with toasted pecans and, if desired, 1 fresh crab apple.