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Spicy Caramel Apple Cupcakes

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Chunks of apple in a spicy cupcake, with a caramel frosting - all topped with caramel flavored pecans.

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Ingredients

  • 1 packet of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Caramel Flavor Mix and 1 can of Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2/3 c. pecans
  • 2 T. butter
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 18-20 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, water, eggs, and oil. Mix until very well combined, and you can see no lumps. Fold in the apple.
  3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with the cupcake mix, place in a preheated oven, and bake 16-22 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean.
  4. While cupcakes are baking, prepare pecans. In a small sauce pan, melt butter over low heat.
  5. Add sugar, salt, and 1/8 t. Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Caramel Flavor Mix. Mix until well incorporated. Toss nuts in butter mixture.
  6. Spread pecans evenly on a cookie sheet, and bake for 5-7 minutes, until golden brown and you can smell the pecans. Let cool.
  7. Pour pack of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Caramel Flavor Mix (minus the 1/8 teaspoon you used for the pecans) into can of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.
  8. Frost cupcakes with caramel frosting, and top with 1-2 cooled pecans.

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dried fruit and nuts

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low fat/weight watchers

low fat/weight watchers

Any of the duncan hines cake mixes can be made low fat by substituting one can of diet soda (your choice of flavors) with the dry cake mix. Bakes up great and taste wonderful! Add a frosting of fat free/no sugar cool whip on top....enjoy...





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