Browsing some blogs, I saw a recipe for Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes at YourCupOfCake. They looked delicious and I loved the idea of pie filling in a cupcake. I just "spiced" it up a little by changing the flavor of the cake mix and chopped the pie filling up more.....and made the icing a little different.
Result: Icing=I could eat it with only spoon and no cake good. Cake= more like a muffin, a little dense, but tasty.
Bring on the holidays. Dense cake and all.
Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes
1 box Spice Cake mix
1 can apple pie filling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place cupcake liners in cupcake tin. Place apple pie filling into food processor and pulse until filling is "chunky" and there are no more large slices of apple. Mix together cake mix, eggs, and pie filling until combined. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 14-18 minutes. Let cool.
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
2 sticks butter (1 cup)
6-8 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup caramel
Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add caramel and mix. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until you reach desired consistency. Frost cool cupcakes. Drizzle frosted cupcakes with caramel sauce.