Skip to main content

Caramel Apple Cider Cupcakes and Red Hot Apple Cider Fall Recipes

You guys! I am SO excited Fall is knocking at our doors! The cool, crisp air, the yummy fall recipes, the general smell of fall. To me, fall smells like pumpkins, leaves and hot apple cider! I couldn't wait any longer and just HAD to start on my fall baking a little early this year.
When we go on vacation in the fall, we like to get a "fancy" caramel apple. You know the ones! They are covered in caramel, chocolate, M&M's, cookies, nuts. You name it, they will put it on them! I wanted to duplicate that at home, but with a cupcake! I used a Caramel Apple cake mix, Caramel Frosting, and topped with m&m's! Super easy and SO yummy!
 Caramel Apple Cider Cupcakes
Ingredients
1 box Apple Caramel Cake Mix
3 Eggs
1/3 C Oil
1/2 C Apple Cider (recipe below)
M&M's
Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare cake according to package directions, subbing Apple Cider for Water.
Place 24 cupcake wrappers into muffin pan(s) and spray with cooking spray.
Place batter into tins, filling 2/3 full. Top with Caramel Sauce (included in cake mix) and swirl slightly to mix.
Bake cupcakes according to package directions or 20-23 minutes.
Allow to cool completely.

I topped my cupcakes with this Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. I did have to almost double the amount of sugar I added because it was a hot day. I also had to allow the frosting to cool in the fridge before icing the cupcakes. Please note, I have not tried the recipe she includes for the Caramel Apple Cupcakes but I do plan to soon. I will let you know how we like them.

Once your cupcakes are frosted, add a stick and sprinkle on some Fall Themed M&M's to make them POP! This also makes them look even more like the "fancy" caramel apples we get while on vacation.

Growing up, every fall, my Granny made her special Apple Cider. It is a SUPER simple recipe that can be made for 100's of people, or just one person. To me, this is THE BEST Apple Cider EVER. Nothing ever compares and most other apple cider's just taste like warm apple juice. YUCK! No thanks.

Red Hot Apple Cider
Ingredients
6 Cups Mott's Apple Juice
1/2 Cup Red Hot Candies
Directions
Pour juice in a medium-large sauce pan.
Add Red Hot Candies and stir.
Allow mixture to boil, stirring often.
Cool just a touch and serve warm.

That's it! Super simple! To make this for just one person, add apple juice to a glass and drop a few red hot's in. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes, or until the candy is dissolved, stopping to stir every 30 seconds.

To find even more AWESOME fall baking recipes, be sure to follow #HarvestFun on Twitter!
Be sure to also print out your coupons for Mott's Apple Juice and M&M's Candies before heading to the store!

For more great ideas visit the Fall Baking and Entertaining Pinterest Board.

Popular posts from this blog

Fun Family time at America's Incredible Pizza Company

This post has been compensated. All opinions are my own.  What do YOU like to do for family time? A few times a year we love taking the girls to America's Incredible Pizza Company . We love spending time together, munching on yummy pizza, and playing fun games. Fun, Food and Family America's Incredible Pizza Company is the place to find it all! Incredible Pizza Company delivers high energy and a quality experience for the entire family. After enjoying our freshly homemade buffet; enter our world famous Fair Grounds and play over 100 arcade and carnival style games. Race to the finish line while driving our go karts, get lost in a friendly game of laser tag, get a hole-in-one while playing glow golf, and spin away on the bumper cars and more! So whether you're 6 or 60, enter our fairgrounds and have an incredible time while making memories that will last a lifetime! Get a 99 cent All-You-Can-Eat Buffet with a $15 Game Card Purchas

Strawberries and Cream Instant Oatmeal | Recipe

I don't know about you but, we go through oatmeal like that is the only thing to eat on this planet!   Seriously a TON! My youngest would eat it for every meal and snack....every day....if I let her. Yes, the little packs can be cheap (if you can find a coupon and get them on sale) but it still adds up.  I used things I already had on hand so there was no extra cost to make this.  FREE is ALWAYS good!   I tried before to make little packets to keep on hand but that was a complete fail.  I have since reworked the recipe and am happy with the results.  I decided to just keep the oatmeal in a glass container this time and scoop out what we need, when we need it.  You can also make this into packets by just scooping the desired amount into zip-top bags. {Strawberries & Cream Instant Oatmeal}   12 Servings 6 Cups Quick Cook Oats 1 1/2 Cups Oat Powder 2 Cups Powdered Milk 1 - 1 1/2 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Freeze Dried Strawberries Directions f

Getting ready for summer with #MyHartstrings #cbias

Is it warming up where you are?  It has been warming up here for a few weeks now.  With spring break over and the temps slowly getting warmer and warmer, it can only mean one thing.... SUMMER is just around the corner! We like to spend our summers at the lake or at the pool.  Last year we practically lived in our bathing suits!  Since we spent SO much time in our suits last year, they were looking a little warn by the end of summer.  Plus both girls have grown so much this year, they needed new suits. I have been peeking at some suits on Hartstrings.com and decided to go ahead and get new suits!  We may be going to Houston soon so the girls will need something for that trip.  It was REALLY hard to decide on what suit to get the girls, they have such cute options.  Mads is old enough to pick for herself (somewhat) and MG really doesn't care as long as it includes pink. I pulled up Hartstrings.com and let the girls have at it.  I did guide MG into the green and p