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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Author: Mrs Happy Homemaker


  • 1 box yellow cake mix prepared according to box directions
  • 3 medium apples such as granny smith peeled & shredded
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 11 ounce bag of caramel bits
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to the temperature stated on the cake mix instructions. Mix the cake mix ingredients together. Stir in the shredded apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, & nutmeg.
  • Pour the batter into greased muffin cups, or use liners. (I have a problem with paper cups sticking to almost everything lately, & I have switched to reusable silicone muffin cups. Totally love them!)
  • Bake according to box instructions. Let cool on a wire rack completely.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the caramel bits, heavy cream, & vanilla extract in 30 second intervels - whisking each time, until melted.
  • Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the caramel, giving it a little spin.
  • Let them cool about 10 minutes before devouring them.