Taffy Apple Cupcakes

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Nov. 09, 2011

If you love the sweet, gooey taste of caramel, then you'll love these cupcakes! Made from a simple box cake mix and an easy homemade caramel sauce, these cupcakes are a fun and tasty snack filled with the flavors of fall.


Carrot cake mix 18 1/4 Ounce ((package))
Granny smith apple 1 Cup (16 tbs) , cored, peeled and chopped
Cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon
Caramels 20 , unwrapped
Milk 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
For topping
Pecans/Walnuts, sprinkles 1 Cup (16 tbs) , finely chopped



1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. In a bowl, prepare cake mix according to package instructions.


3. Add in apple and cinnamon and stir well to mix.

4. Fill parchment-lined jumbo muffin cups 2/3 full with cake batter.

5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

6. Remove from the oven allow to cool for 10 minutes, remove form, mold and allow to cool completely.


7. In a small saucepan over low heat, place together caramels and milk stir until melted and smooth.


8. Drizzle caramel sauce over the cupcakes; sprinkle nuts over top.

9. Insert a craft stick in the center of each cupcake and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 318Calories from Fat 114

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 265 mg11.04%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 32 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet