So…don’t get too excited. This is a fake recipe. I doctored a boxed cake mix and used store bought frosting. I know, I know, shame on me. In my defense, I was making this for a baby shower and I was also making the rest of the menu, so sometimes you have to cut corners somewhere. They were still delicious.
Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes
1 box spice cake mix (and whatever the mix calls for in terms of eggs/oil/etc)
2 granny smith apples, finely diced
1) Prepare mix as stated on box, but sub in apple juice for the amount of water that the recipe calls for.
2) Add diced apples and mix just until incorporated.
3) Spoon into cupcake liners and bake as directed on box.
4) Let cool, then frost.
Yeah, these were good for a boxed mix and I even had people ask for the recipe. I was just disappointed because I had this amazing homemade caramel icing recipe that I had gotten from an online friend that I really wanted to use. In the end I didn’t have time, hence the store bought icing.
I also wasn’t a big fan of the spice cake as a base. To me, caramel apples do not equal spice. Next time I’m going to use a white mix of some kind as a base, still add the apple juice and the diced apples and make the homemade icing. I will definitely make another post for that.
I do have a few other things to post in the upcoming week. I have an easy stromboli recipe that I’m going to share and a recipe for garlic rolls that I’m going to make tomorrow.
I’ve fallen a little behind, it’s almost the end of the quarter so I have a million things to do for school. Not a great excuse, but the only one I have. 🙂