Pumpkin and apple are both wonderful flavors of fall. I wanted an apple cupcake that had pieces of apple in the cupcake. The cupcake I settled on has apple sauce in the batter. Additionally, shredded apple is folded into the batter.
Once I had the cupcake, I had to decide on a frosting. Caramel and apple go well together, so I decided to make a caramel frosting. Now this isn’t just any caramel frosting, it’s a salted caramel frosting. I used an ice cream topping to get that great salted caramel flavor in there. The same base that I used for the maple frosting on the pumpkin cupcakes is what I used for the frosting. I just swapped the maple out for the caramel.
Cupcake recipe adapted from I Heart Eating.