Caramel Apple cake bite from 101 Gourmet Cake Bites

 Posted by at 1:00 pm on September 17, 2011
Sep 172011
 

This recipe is a great fall recipe, or for anytime… really. But it reminds me of fall. So since the summer is pretty much over, here is a great fall recipe to think of, use, bake, and share with your friends.

So yummy. So easy. So fun!

Every time I see a photo from any of my books, I can’t imagine what it would have been like not having Marielle Hayes Photography on these projects. Marielle is a photography genius. I couldn’t have done it without her!

Caramel Apple Cake Bite

1 box spice cake mix
3 eggs
¼ cup oil
1/2 cup half and half
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2  c. unsweetened applesauce

Mix together cake mix, eggs, oil, half and half , vanilla extract, cinnamon and applesauce.
Batter will be thicker. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees  for 28-32 minutes, until the cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Crumble cake into small, even pieces, placing crumbs in a large bowl.

  
Add the following ingredients:
½ cup Caramel Cream Frosting
1/3 cup caramel sauce (I love Mrs. Richardson’s)
With the back of a spoon, mix together cake crumbles with ingredients until a thick “dough” consistency forms, making it easy to shape into a cake bite.
Shape cake bites, evenly sized and cool for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator, or 20 minutes in the freezer. Dip into white melting chocolate. Cover with caramel sauce. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, chopped nuts or white chocolate. Be creative!
Caramel Cream Frosting
(Makes approx. 3 cups of frosting)
4 tablespoons butter
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup dark brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp. whole milk
Place the butter and sugars in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir and cook the mixture until it comes to a boil. Add the milk and bring the mixture back to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy. Allow the cupcakes to cool slightly before frosting. Frosting will harden when cooled

completely. 

Happy Baking!

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