Caramel Apple Cupcakes










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caramel apple cupcake

Caramel Apple Cupcakes


For the Cupcakes:

1 box (18.25 ounce) spice cake mix

1 cup buttermilk or sour milk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

4 large eggs

1 can apple pie filling

For the Topping:

20 caramels

3 tablespoons milk

1 cup finely chopped pecans

18 lollipop sticks

ribbon, optional


Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.

Combine cake mix, buttermilk, oil, and eggs in a large bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until moistened, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to high and beat until thick, about 2 more minutes.

Fill the paper liners two-thirds full and dollop a small spoonful of apple pie filling on top. Bake until golden, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the cupcakes from the baking pans. Place on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Meanwhile, cook the caramels and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until smooth. Spread over cupcakes and sprinkle with pecans. Insert lollipop stick into the center of each cupcake.