Recipe: Yummy Apple Cider Cupcakes & Salted Caramel Buttercream

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  • Feb 24, 2021

Apple Cider Cupcakes & Salted Caramel Buttercream.

Apple Cider Cupcakes & Salted Caramel Buttercream You can have Apple Cider Cupcakes & Salted Caramel Buttercream using 17 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Apple Cider Cupcakes & Salted Caramel Buttercream

  1. You need of cupcakes.
  2. It’s 2 of eggs.
  3. It’s 1 2/3 cup of all purpose flour.
  4. You need 1 cup of apple cider.
  5. Prepare 2/3 cup of sugar.
  6. It’s 1/2 cup of butter, softened.
  7. Prepare 2 tsp of baking powder.
  8. Prepare 1 tsp of cinnamon.
  9. It’s 1/2 tsp of salt.
  10. It’s 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  11. You need of frosting.
  12. You need 1/2 cup of butter softened.
  13. It’s 1/2 cup of shortening.
  14. It’s 1/2 bag of Kraft caramels, melted with 2 tbsp water.
  15. It’s 1 tsp of salt.
  16. You need 4 cup of powdered sugar.
  17. You need 1 tbsp of milk for thinning if needed (or 2 tbsp).

Apple Cider Cupcakes & Salted Caramel Buttercream instructions

  1. For cupcakes: Whisk together all ingredients..
  2. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake at 350º for 19 minutes..
  3. For buttercream: In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and shortening..
  4. Add the powdered sugar and the caramel alternately (add the salt in with the caramel), mixing after each addition..
  5. Add milk, by the tbsp. as needed for thinning.
  6. *The caramel is a little tricky just in that it needs to be the right temperature– warm enough that it's still liquid and can blend into the buttercream, but not so hot that it melts the butter making everything too thin. Evaluate the buttercream at about 4 tbsp of caramel– if it's getting way too thin, stop adding caramel or add more powdered sugar. I found that 6 Tbsp. was perfect for my batch..