Caramel Apple Cupcakes

This recipe is from Quick Cooking - September/October 2001. I use the paper liners for the jumbo muffin pans because it makes for easier transporting of the cupcakes. They seem to stay fresher, too. These are great for a bake sale or even for a Halloween party.Super good flavor! I have a jumbo muffin pan but couldn't find the jumbo paper liners, so we made them in regular size liners. Needed to double the nuts and carmels for that. Subbed toasted walnuts for the pecans and it was still fabulous!The apple made for extra moist cake and not overly sweet. Will make them again, for sure!Thank you for posting this great recipe.Well these turned out to be quite a treat. Initially I was attracted by the popsicle stick idea but these proved big on that apple / spice flavor. I used a spice cake mix and I was able to find the texas-size muffin cups, the only thing I did different was to double the caramel / pecan mixture. My mistake was that I should have cut back on the milk, cause when I doubled it the mixture was quite runny making it rather difficult to eat these without a mess. Other than that I would highly recommend these as a change from the usual.Great cupcakes, but the serving size posted is not accurate. I wanted 24 cupcakes, so doubled the recipe...ended up with close to 40 cupcakes!

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Ingredients

  • package spice cake mix or 1 package carrot cake mix
  • cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 20  caramels (unwrapped)
  • tablespoons milk
  • 1⁄2  cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 12  wooden popsicle sticks

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