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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple CupcakesIt is time for The Secret Recipe Club

Yes, I know how time flies, and must say this is the quickest I have ever made my chosen selection. I was assigned From Chapelhill to Chickenville this time around, and I think I made my assignment about two days later. After reading through every single recipe I finally decided to give these Caramel Apple Cupcakes a try. They were delicious! Even my husband, a I would rather have chips than a dessert sort of guy, really liked them. I tried to whip that icing up into a frosting but mine still turned into more of a glaze but hey that was one yummy glaze and the caramel portion of this recipe makes your house smell divine. All my kids came in from the park proclaiming the house smelt like Christmas. Make these, enjoy these, I highly recommend!

  • 1 boxed cake mix pus eggs milk, oil called for on box-Aimee used white, I used yellow as I already had one
  • 2 cups peeled and diced apples
  • 1 lb light brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter

1. Make cake according to package directions, stir in diced apples. Bake according to times on box.

2. To make icing melt together the brown sugar and whipping cream. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil for an additional minute, add baking soda, boil another minute. Remove from heat. Add butter but don’t mix it in, cool.

3. Beat frosting until desired consistency is reached. spread onto cooled cupcakes.

4. Eat and enjoy!

Check out what eveyone else made at the link below:


Pineapple Rum Cake

Pineapple Rum CakeI have had a box of pineapple cake mix in my pantry for ages! Time to use it up! Do you buy something and then forget to use it, and then have to find a new use for it, as the recipe you were planning to use is unfindable? I am bad with this especially with baking ingredients , my pantry is full of baking ingredients, which is actually pretty nice because then I can bake pretty much whenever I want to and not have to run to the store, plus I always have a lot of baking options so I can bake depending on my mood. Anyways, I was searching for a recipe with a pineapple cake mix and found this one on Allrecipes, as strawberries have been delicious lately, I thought it would be great served up with strawberries and whipped cream. I was right it was! Yum!

  •                     1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  •                     1/2 cup vegetable oil
  •                     1 cup white sugar
  •                     5 eggs
  •                     1 box moist pineapple cake mix
  •                     1 cup sour cream
  •                     1 cup evaporated milk
  •                     1 cup flour
  •                     1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  •                     Glaze
  •                     1/2 cup light brown sugar
  •                     1/2 cup white sugar
  •                     1/2 cup butter
  •                     1 cup rum
  •                     1 cup toasted coconut

1. Beat together the butter and vegetable oil, add sugar and eggs one at a time.Beat in cake mix, sour cream, evaporated milk, flour and vanilla.

2. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan and bake for 70 minutes at 350 degrees. Use large skewer to check if it is done, if not cook additional 10 minutes.

3. Cool for 20 minutes.

4. To make glaze melt butter in medium-sized saucepan. Add both sugars and stir until dissolved. Stir in rum.

5. Place cake on serving plate and gently poke holes with large skewer. Pour on the glaze, top with toasted coconut.

6. Eat and enjoy!

German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate CakeYesterday was Mike’s birthday! Mike is one half of our best friend couple. So I made German Chocolate Cake for the occasion. It was delicious! I have seriously been making some great cakes lately, that is one really nice thing about having a blog, it is an awesome way to keep track of recipes that you really love. This one is a keeper! I found it in one of my favorite cookbooks The Great American Brand Name Cookbook.

  • 4 ounces Bakers German Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 egg whites

1. Melt the chocolate and water together in saucepan, set aside to cool slightly.

2. Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy, add egg yolks one at a time. Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate.

3. In separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Alternatly add this and the buttermilk until mixed.

4. Beat the egg whites in stand mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold into the cake batter.

5. Grease 3 8 inch round cake pans. Line with wax paper. Pour in cake batter and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Coconut Pecan Frosting

  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

1. Combine evaporated milk, sugar and egg yolks together in large sauce pan. Cook over medium heat for 12 minutes. The mixture should be thick and bubbly.

2. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool slightly. Beat until cool and thick.

3. Layer with cake, use one-third of the frosting recipe on each layer of cake.

4. Eat and enjoy!