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Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

26 Sep

I made these cupcakes for my friend Arantha’s birthday!

The husband helped me decorate. I had another decoration idea but it failed miserably so I am going to work on that and perfect it before I post about it. . .

This is such a great, delicious and fun treat! I LOVE LOVE LOVE caramel apples and basically anything that has caramel! And these did not disappoint.

I did a semi homemade recipe for this to save some time – but please feel free to use your favorite cake recipe.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Adapted from Something Shiny

What You Need:

1 box of yellow or spice cake mix

Two peeled and sliced up apples

1 Tablespoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Half a lemon

35 caramels (I use the ones you can microwave and make caramel apples)

1 teaspoon heavy cream or milk

Instructions

Make the cake according to the instructions on the box.

In a small bowl combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon and lemon. Mix it well and let it rest while you make the caramel

Melt half the caramel with the heavy cream (adding the cream will make the caramel not hard when the cupcakes cool.

After you have poured the cupcakes in the cupcake tins put the apples
in the middle then spoon the caramel on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18 – 22 min

Let them cool for 15 min in the cupcake tins on a cooling rack then take them out and let them cool all the way before you frost.

Use the left over frosting to decorate

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

What You Need:

4 oz (1/2 block) cream cheese, room temperature

1 stick (4 oz) butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

3-4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

Beat butter thoroughly until smooth. Scrape bowl and add 1 cup sugar beating thoroughly. Add vanilla; beat. Add remaining 2 more cups sugar and cream cheese – mix until combined.

Add heavy cream and beat on high until light and fluffy. This will take a few minutes and you’ll need to scrape the bowl a few times during the process. If the mix seems too thin, add more sugar a little at a time until it reaches piping consistency. If it’s too thick, add more cream (or milk).

Enjoy

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

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Nutella Pull Apart

31 May

I believe I have said this before but my husband is amazing!

He came up with this recipe a few weeks ago and made it for a bake sale at his work. I asked him to show me how to make them so I could eat them we could have something to take to a couple Memorial Day parties we were going to.

These are easy, semi homemade and can be adapted. Shane’s mom is allergic to Chocolate (Sherry I will give you $20 if you mention this post to me before Sunday! She sometimes has a problem with Google! ) so we used Jelly instead of the Nutella on some of them. You can use peanut butter, frosting anything your heart desires. Shane and I are going to come up with a savory version of this. Nutella has been my favorite so far. And now you can try it out!

Roll out each biscuit separately (make sure you flour the surface you are working on so you the biscuit does not get stuck)

Once the biscuit is rolled out, spread a tablespoon of Nutella on the rolled out biscuit

Once you spread the Nutella, roll the biscuit in to a cigar shape

Take a pair of kitchen scissors and cut the biscuit into thirds

What you need

One jar of Nutella

Two packages of refrigerated biscuits (Grands! Refrigerated Biscuits)

Four tablespoons melted butter

Four tablespoons sugar

Cream Cheese Frosting

What you need

4 ounces unsalted butter, softened

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pull Apart Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Get your cupcake pans ready

Lightly flour the surface you are working on

Pop open the refrigerated biscuits (I love doing that)

Roll out each biscuit separately (make sure you flour the surface you are working on so you the biscuit does not get stuck

Once the biscuit is rolled out, spread a tablespoon of Nutella on the rolled out biscuit

Once you spread the Nutella, roll the biscuit in to a cigar shape

Take a pair of kitchen scissors and cut the biscuit into thirds

Take the three pieces and place them into cupcake liners. Make sure you put the seams in the middle so you can see them

Melt the butter and add the sugar – brush the tops of the pull aparts before you bake them

Bake at 350 for 30 min or until golden brown

Once cool – top with a cute dollop of cream cheese frosting. I find it easier to work with the cream cheese frosting when it’s cold – so put it in the fridge to firm up a bit before you put on the pull aparts.

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract

Enjoy!