Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Walnuts

Caramel Apple Cupcakes


  • Makes: 12 Cupcakes
  • Active Time: 18-20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 38-42 Minutes
  • Tools Required: Standard Muffin Pan, Decorative Paper Liners, Medium Size Bowl, Spatula, Oven Thermometer

Ingredients

    • For Cupcakes

    • Full box Apple Cake Mix
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 2 cups chopped juicy apples
    • For Topping

    • Store bought vanilla frosting
    • Store bought caramel sauce
    • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 12 popsicle sticks

Directions

    • For Cupcakes

    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line standard muffin tins with decorative paper liners.
    • Combine eggs, oil, and chopped apples. Add mix. Fold together until dry ingredients are moistened. Batter will be sticky and lumpy. [During baking, mix will continue to absorb the natural moisture from the apples.]
    • Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until inserted toothpick come out clean. Remove from oven, cooling in tins for 10 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely before decorating.
    • For Topping

    • Frost cupcakes.
    • Sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with caramel sauce.
    • Stick a popsicle stick in the middle for decoration.

Recipe Summary

Use with

Applesauce Cake Mix

Fresh Ingredients

Eggs, Juicy Apples, Walnuts

Staples

Vegetable Oil, Vanilla Frosting, Caramel Sauce, Popsicle Sticks

Tools

Standard Muffin Pan, Decorative Paper Liners, Medium Size Bowl, Spatula, Oven Thermometer

Take action!

Trick-or-Treat? These fun caramel apple cupcakes are surely a treat. In this twist on the classic caramel apple dessert, crisp apples are replaced with moist apple cupcakes and topped with gooey caramel and crunchy walnuts. Serve at a festive Halloween Party or an autumn get-together for a dessert everyone will love.