I love stuffed cupcakes. I was a big fan of Love from the Oven‘s special on stuffed cupcakes. And I decided I really wanted to make this with a special Halloween twist.
I was at a CVS in Pennsylvania getting a passport photo taken (long story. Long, long story) when I spotted Caramel Apple Milky Ways. Milky Ways are my favourite candy of all time (with the possible exception of Reeses Pieces), so I loved the idea of making stuffed cupcakes with these.
I was inspired by the idea of caramel and apple. I thought about making a caramel and apple cupcake (and then wised up. Chocolate candies and apple pieces in a cupcake? Probably not a great idea.) So I focused in on the Salted Caramel Cupcake recipe from SprinkleBakes. I altered it a little bit, making the basic brown sugar cupcake and then I cheated a little bit by making a basic buttercream recipe and adding caramel sauce!
But this recipe could be adapted to any kind of fun sized mini stuffed cupcakes. I would say to start this by putting the mini Milky Ways into a freezer. They hold their shape a lot better if they’ve been frozen first.
Caramel Apple Milky Way Stuffed Cupcakes (adapted from SprinkleBakes)
1 cup plus 2 tbsp brown sugar
113g unsalted butter
2 eggs (not pictured)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp buttermilk
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup plain flour
Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla. Sift in baking powder and plain flour. Mix in the buttermilk.
At this point, pull the Milky Ways out of the freezer and preheat the oven to 160C. Line your muffin tins with cupcake liners and put a small dab of cupcake mix in so that the bottom of the cupcake liner is covered. Then place in the Milky Way. Proceed to fill the cupcake liner until it is 2/3 full.
Bake for about 20 minutes. I decided to frost with a basic buttercream with some salted caramel sauce mixed in and I thought the combination was nice. The apple flavouring wasn’t as strong as it was when eating the candy plain, so that’s something to note about these particular candies.
But overall, I was happy with my stuffed cupcakes and excited to make it again for some Thanksgiving/Christmas treats. Does anyone have any stuffed cupcake suggestions?