Nothing says fall like the flavor of caramel apples, but biting into a caramel apple can be tricky. These cupcakes capture all that autumn goodness without the hard, sticky caramel coating. They’re perfectly moist and bursting with tart-sweet apple flavor. They’ve got a jolt of cinnamon, too. To finish them off, a luscious caramel buttercream is spread or piped on top and toasted pecans are sprinkled on the icing.
These mouth-watering cupcakes fit right in the the menu for a fall party or potluck. They’re also an ideal offering to add to the mix on Teacher Appreciation Day. Use a crisp, tart variety of apple such as Granny Smith for the best apple flavor.