Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting
1 1/2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/2 cup apple cider or juice
2 tablespoons butter or shortening, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups chopped peeled apple (about 1 medium)
Salted Caramel Frosting
3/4 cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy Vanilla frosting (from 1 lb-container)
1/4 cup caramel topping
1/4 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1.Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
2.In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients except apple with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Fold in apple. Fill muffin cups about three-fourths full.
3.Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove cupcakes from pan to cooling rack; cool completely.
4.In small bowl, mix frosting and caramel topping until smooth and spreadable. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
Makes 12 cupcakes