It’s the perfect time of year to make Spiced Applesauce Pecan Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting (gluten free recipe included).
In our neck-of-the-woods, the past few days have been the perfect fall weather. The sun has been shining and farmers are busy harvesting their crops. Pumpkin decor abounds and the nights have been crisp and cool with temperatures down in the upper 30’s. Welcome fall! How I love thee.
Last night I was thinking about an annual Apple Festival held every year in a neighboring little town. The Apple Festival encompasses a variety of interest. Everything from food, crafts, rides, a parade and an antique car show. Since I was thinking about all things “apple” I decided to make these applesauce pecan cupcakes. Perfect for a bonfire/wiener roast my parents are hosting at their farm tonight.
You can make these applesauce pecan cupcakes using regular wheat flour or you can easily modify this recipe to make these cupcakes gluten free. The gluten free version will be slightly more crumbly than a batch made with regular wheat flour, however they are every bit as delicious!
I absolutely love the combination of apple and pecans and the caramel frosting is the perfect finishing touch!
To make this yummy homemade caramel frosting I suggest you use Bakto Natural Caramel Flavor which is Natural, Kosher, Gluten Free and GMO Free. There is a great Bakto Flavors Natural Sweet Brown Collection (includes Caramel, Ginger, Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla and Hazelnut).
Bakto has other great flavors, including their Bakto Flavors Natural Fruit Collection and Bakto Flavors Natural Tropical Collection.
My mind is going crazy right now just thinking of all of the great recipes I can create with these flavorful combinations!
Grab a cup of your favorite hot coffee/apple cider, a cupcake (or two, maybe three), put your feet and go relax!
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