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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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Tips

Getting more lemon juice from your lemons.

Getting more lemon juice from your lemons.

Try microwaving your lemon(s) for 10 seconds, this helps release the juice. You can also try rolling them between your hand and the counter a few times back and forth before juicing them.


OodleTip vs Plain Pastry Bag

OodleTip vs Plain Pastry Bag

I recently came across DH new red velvet cupcakes. I applaud DH for including a pastry bag to help us fill and decorate our creations. The only problem is that without a tip the piping bag by itself doesn't really do the job, and I was wondering how long it would take DH or BC to discover the OodleTip (disposable pastry bag with attached decorating tip), France, UK and Spain already have them. I wonder who will be first to include an OodleTip with every box of cake or frosting.





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