Traci Wennerholm’s Snickers Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Posted September 29, 2013 by AKat
“Violence against women is an issue with safety and security for the home. Not only does violence affect the person being abused, but the core of the home itself. The children. They are the ones who see it, live it and can become potential carriers of abuse. This is why I support the Paint It Purple project. By stopping violence against women, families everywhere have a chance--a chance to end violence and live in the safe enviornment every child and person deserves to live in.”

  • Cook Time :
    16-18 min
  • Ready Time :
    16 min
  • Servings
    16

Ingredients

    Cupcake Batter

    • 1/2 cup Butter
    • 3/4 cup Sugar
    • 1 1/2 cup Flour
    • 1 1/4 teaspoon Baking powder
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1/4 tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    • 1 green apple, peeled, cored and chopped into small bite sized pieces
    • 10 fun size Snickers bars, divided

    Frosting

    • 1/2 cup Butter,
    • 1 cup + 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
    • 2-3 cup Powdered Sugar
    • 1/4 cup Milk

    Directions

    To Make the Cupcakes:

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease twelve muffin cups lightly and set aside.

    On a cutting board, chop six of the fun sized Snickers bars into small, bite sized pieces.

    In a large bowl, mix together the cake flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

    In a mixing bowl, blend butter and sugar at medium speed for several minutes until mixture becomes light and fluffy. Turn off mixer, scrape the sides of the bowl and add in eggs. Mix at low speed until eggs are blended well. Slowly alternate adding half of the flour mixture with half of the milk into the mixing bowl until done. Turn off mixer when the cupcake batter is completely mixed.

    Fold in the chopped apple and Snickers until fully incorporated.

    Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin cup. You will want to fill each muffin cup approximately 2/3 of the way full.

    Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until the top springs back up when lightly pressed or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Allow cupcakes to cool. While cupcakes are cooling, make frosting.

    To Make the Frosting:

    In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the brown sugar and allow the mixture to come to a full boil. Stir the mixture frequently to avoid burning. Turn off the heat, remove the mixture from the stove and allow it to cool for one hour.

    In a mixer, blend together the sugar and butter mixture and the powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add more powdered sugar if needed.

    Chop the remaining four fun sized Snickers bars into small, bite sized pieces.

    To Decorate:

    Move the frosting to a piping bag or ziploc bag with the corner snipped off and pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. Sprinkle with chopped up Snickers.