November 01, 2011

Caramel Apple Cup Cakes and a New Blog Design !!!

Happy November 1st everyone! I have to say I love November, its the time of the year where we really begin to celebrate as we prepare for our Thanksgiving feasts and get a head start on our Christmas shopping.

In honor of one of my favorite months of the year, I've revamped my blog by having a new design created by designsbycalla.blogspot.com. She drew the festive peacock by hand on Photoshop for me. If you want a one-of-a-kind blog template for yourself, you should check her out.

On to the baking: I made Caramel Apple Cake today I thought the recipe looked delicious but I wanted to put my own spin on it, so instead of making a cake, I made cupcakes!  They turned out really well, and have a wonderful apple pie scent! 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
 1-1/2 cups sugar 
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
2 eggs 
1/2 cup evaporated milk 
1/2 cup water 
2 cups finely shredded peeled apples 
CARAMEL TOPPING: 
1/3 cup packed brown sugar 
1/4 cup evaporated milk 
2 tablespoons butter 

Directions: 
1) In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, brown sugar and coconut; set aside. In another bowl, combine the next six ingredients.

2)In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, water and apples. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. 

3)Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with nut mixture. Bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 

4)Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, combine the topping ingredients; cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 8 minutes, stirring constantly. 
5)Poke holes with a fork in top of the hot cake; immediately spoon topping over cake. Cool completely on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.

I found this recipe at tasteofhome.com
If you try it, let me know how yours turns out!
Once again, Happy November!

The pictures in this November 1, 2011 blog post are copyrighted as my own.

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3 comments:

  1. These look soooo good! Thanks so much for linking up again! Have a great week!
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  2. omgosh, these look divine!!! they're going on my baking to-do list!!!

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  3. looks amazing...i could eat about dozen...I'm new follower,visiting from Dixie n Dottie....come for a visit and follow back if you can.

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