Apple Spice Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

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I’m going to keep this very simple.

MAKE
THESE
CUPCAKES

They are really that good.
Seriously good.
I’m never going to fit into my jeans and I don’t really care good.

Keep in mind…I don’t like cake
or frosting

I was eating this frosting with a spoon,
yep
right from the bowl.

Not proud, but I did it, and I’m going back for more.

I’m not saying this because I made the frosting, BUT…
it is the BEST frosting I have ever tasted.

Yes, I did say so myself:)

For the cupcakes:
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup of softened butter
1 cup of flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp apple pie spice
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 finely chopped apples

combine the flour, salt, baking powder, spice
cream together the butter and sugar
add in the egg and vanilla
mix in the flour
fold in the apples

bake in Β liners @350 for about 20 minutes
makes 12 cupcakes
cool completely before frosting

Salted Caramel Frosting:
2 sticks of butter
8 ounces of cream cheese
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of caramel sauce (homemade salted caramel recipe here)

cream together the butter and cream cheese
add in the caramel and powdered sugar
blend well

once cool frost the cupcakes

Break out those yoga pants.

Enjoy!