Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Caramel Apple Kiss Cupcakes


I couldn't resist incorporating caramel apple kisses into a cupcake creation. I was so happy that I did. The chocolate and caramel apple melted in my mouth in each bite. No need for frosting with these. The kisses make them rich enough. I decided to drip some chocolate dessert sauce on top to add a little extra decoration. A little extra chocolate never hurts!

Caramel Apple Kiss Cupcakes
makes 12 cupcakes
Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 cup applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
12 caramel apple kisses
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place paper liners in cupcake pan.
Mix eggs and brown sugar in a large bowl.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, applesauce, and cinnamon and mix until well blended.
Fill liners 2/3 full with batter.
Cook for 25 miuntes.
Half way through cooking time, remove from oven and push kisses into top of batter upside down.
Drizzle melted chocolate or chocolate dessert sauce on top.
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31 comments:

rubybean77 said...

Oh GOODNESS! Those sound perfect! And the best part is that I know where to find carmel kisses. :) I'm going to make a half recipe...if I didn't all 12 I wouldn't take leftovers to work.

Angry Asian said...

WOW! this is such an ingenius idea. i'm bookmarking this page, and i'm thinking i'll use fresh apples.

Erin of Care to Eat said...

HOLY!

VeggieGirl said...

Baking genius, that you are.

Meghann said...

What a great idea. I love the view from the inside of the cupcake, so cute!

Wandering Coyote said...

The pic with the gooey kiss in it is so tantalizing!

ttfn300 said...

hmm, you must've known I had picked those up to try, too! Great use for them :)

Andrea said...

I've had carmel kisses once, they are so good. I love how the carmel oozes out in one of your pictures. This really was a great idea!

Jessie said...

Oh wow! Look at how they melted! That's brilliant. Yum.

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Tastes of Home said...

oh this is a great idea! i bet my hubby would LOVE these!

eatingbender said...

The inside of those cupcakes is making me drool!! Hurray for Hershey's and Megan, collaborating to make something scrumptious :o)

MizFit said...

LOVE!!

my husband is traveling and how would he adore coming home to these?!

(now to get motivated...here's hoping I dont end up at the grocery bakery counter :))

Miz.

Adam said...

Those are perfect. I was wondering when the caramel kiss was going to make an appearance. Awesome job Meg :)

Zesty Cook said...

You were not joking Megan - they look yummy. Can I have one... ummm maybe two :)

Melissa said...

I think my mouth was literally watering when I saw those pictures! YUM

Charlie Hills said...

Whelp, there goes the diet! But it will be sooooo worth it. After all, every once in a while you just have to eat two dozen cupcakes whether you need it or not.

Krista said...

What a genius idea for the cupcakes! Just gorgeous!

ley said...

Wait wait wait- caramel apple kisses??? What are those?! Oh my goodness, that's, like, amazing! I'll have to hunt some of those down and make these cupcakes! Fantastic!

Tina said...

Oh my! These look lovely! :)

Reeni said...

They look so yummy and pretty!! Great idea!

sportsnutritionliving said...

I would not mind taking a bite into those and being surpised with that in the middle! YUM!

Lori said...

What a creative idea! I have yet to try the caramel apple variety. This opens the door for all kinds of kiss/cupcake creations! Thanks!

Delightfully Healthy said...

Definitely drool-worthy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, I want to taste those cupcakes! Really wonderful and incredibly luscious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jojo said...

These sound amazing! I'll definitely be giving them a try if I can get my hands on some of those Kisses!

greendogwine said...

HOLY COW - THAT IS THE BEST IDEA - EVER! HANDS DOWN! YUM!!! :D

noobcook said...

They are absolute cuties! XD

kittie said...

They look AMAZING!! I don't think I can get those kisses here though :(

Foong said...

yummy! I probably can't get those apple caramel kisses here...but I guess I can always substitute it with something else. Great idea!

Sam said...

Caramel and apple is such a perfect combination, these look delicious!

Briana said...

Good words.