but did anyone else have any trouble with the cupcakes flattening out? I made them with white AP Flour not whole wheat..should I have added baking powder maybe? And as far as the buttercream, mine came out perfect because I made regular buttercream first and then combine the caramel into it. And I also did not put all the apples in.
These are soooooooooo gooooooood. :)
I served this to my daughter's field hockey team and they LOVED them (and apparently told their moms since I have been asked to share this recipe). Delicious!! I made exactly to the recipe minus the toasted pecans and crabapples on top.
I chopped 4 apples and ended up putting about 3 into the cupcakes. I think all four would have made a cupcake with apples and 1 molecule of cake in between the apple pieces. Also, the dough was very dry until the apples were added, so do not worry! My icing came out like a glaze, even with 4 cups of sugar. I think it was either because my caramel was still a little warm OR I didn't boil it long enough. It was still delicous and MADE A TON! I would halve the recipe next time. I made 12 normal sized cupcakes and 24 mini ones and I only used 1/2 to a 1/3 of the icing.
I added less powdered sugar to the icing to make it more of a glaze. The cupcakes are fabulous without the icing even!