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Our daughter is turning six at the end of next month so I have been trying out some new cupcake recipes that I want to make for her party. A few weeks ago I tested this recipe that I found online and they were very easy to make and were delicious! Since then several people have asked me for the recipe so here it is…
~ Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting ~
2 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1 ½ cups brown sugar
½ cup pure maple syrup
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
6 Granny Smith apples, peeled & grated
Line 24 muffin tins with paper liners and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In a large bowl, whisk together, brown sugar, maple syrup, melted butter, and eggs. Stir in grated apple, and then fold in the flour mixture. Using a ladle, divide the batter evenly among the muffin tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the center cupcake bounces back when touched. Let cook completely.
When they have cooled, use a melon baler to scoop out a small amount of cake from the top of each cupcake. Fill with a teaspoon of caramel, and top with frosting. Instead of making my own caramel, I used Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Appledip.
~ Maple Cream Cheese Frosting ~
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temp.
4 cups powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese at room temp.
3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth. If the frosting is a little too rich for your taste, just add a little bit of lemon juice to counteract the richness.