Moist delicious apple cinnamon spice cupcakes topped with a creamy Cinnamon Apple Frosting. Cupcakes that simply scream Fall. You will be so glad you tried these Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes!
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Welcome to Flavors of Fall! I hope you’re seeing some cooler weather in your neck of the woods.
But if you aren’t, these recipes will put you right into the fall mood!
All week long you will be seeing lots of great fall treats, from savory to sweet and everything in between. There are so many wonderful fall flavors, from apple, to maple, to pumpkin and squash.
Something for every taste!
Here in St. Louis we have had a mix of temperatures lately. From super hot days to much cooler evenings and we’ve even had a few gorgeous 70 degree days.
I’m certainly ready for the beautiful, crisp weather and the changing of leaves.
These Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes are literally the epitome of fall. They taste incredible, are deliciously moist and smell heavenly in the oven (and after!).
I made two dozen and they were gone the next day. That’s when I know I have a hit on my hands.
Don’t forget to check out all these other fantastic recipes today!
Monday Fall Recipes
- Apple Butternut Squash Casserole
- Apple Pie Tacos Recipe
- Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars
- Apple Tea-ramisu
- Butternut Squash Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting
- Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
- Caramel Apple Crisp
- Caramel Apple Empanadas
- Caramel Apple Ice Cream Pie
- Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes
- Caramel Apple Tea Cake
- Caramel Swirl Pound Cake
- Fall Harvest Potato Beet Soup
- Fall Punch Mocktail
- Fall Vegetable Breakfast Hash
- Green Appletini Martini
- Grilled Apple and Pear Salad with Maple Walnut Vinaigrette
- Meyer Lemon Scones
- Pear Almond Crumble Pie
- Pear Brown Betty
- Plum Kuchen
- Scalloped Potatoes with Sweet Potatoes, Fennel, and Leeks
- Smashed Roasted Rosemary & Garlic Potatoes
- Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Toasted Pecan Filling
- Sunchoke Ricotta Gnocchi with Walnut Thyme Butter Sauce
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Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes Recipe
Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- [3 Republic of Tea Caramel Apple Tea Bags]
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- [1 teaspoon Taylor and Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste]
- ¾ cups unsalted butter softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3-4 tablespoons Green Apple Torani syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, bring milk to a simmer. Do not allow to come to a boil. When milk is at a simmer, add tea bags, cover and remove from the heat. Set aside and allow to steep for 20 minutes. Remove the tea bags and throw them away. Set milk aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar on medium high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and beat until well blended. Add vanilla bean paste and beat an additional 1 minute.
- Stir in the flour and mix just until combined. Add 2/3 cup of tea milk, combining just until milk in incorporated.
- Spoon the batter into cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcakes comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
- In a large bowl, beat together butter, powdered sugar, cinnamon and Torani Green Apple syrup until the frosting is the desired consistency. If the syrup seems too thick, add a little more syrup. If it seems too runny or thin, add a little more powdered sugar.
- Top cupcakes with frosting, an apple slice and complete with a drizzle of Torani Caramel Sauce.