Caramel Apple Cupcakes

pre-caramel apple cupcake  As with so many things in my life, these rad little treats were influenced by beer.  One of my more recent homebrews was a caramel apple saison that was just lovely so I decided to translate it into cupcake form.  As with any of my recipes begin by measuring out the beer needed for the recipe then pour the rest into a glass and enjoy while you bake.

Makes approximately 24 cupcakes.

Caramel goodness Cupcake:

  • 2 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup Lindemans Pomme (or other rockin’ apple beer)
  • 2 eggs


  • 4oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 5 Tbsp Van Gogh Dutch Caramel vodka


  • Caramel Candies


  • Green food coloring

 Combine all cupcake ingredients as well as the green food coloring if desired into a large bowl.  Blend until smooth.  Pour batter into lined cupcake pans.  Place one caramel candy into the center of each cupcake.  Bake at 375˚ for 13- 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.  While cupcakes are baking mix together all ingredients for the frosting and blend until smooth.  Let cupcakes cool then frost, devour, dance and enjoy.

* This recipe is for high altitudes.

About Bess Dougherty

Bess Dougherty's life revolves around hooch. By day she has the pleasure of making beer. At night this dame can often be found sipping whiskey and beer around town. This bearcat is also an avid homebrewer. Yar.