Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Here's a good cupcake recipe for apple lovers, don't you just love apples in almost anything :)

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 egg

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

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

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