Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Caramel Apple Upsidedown Cupcakes

I again welcome my readers from my author blog. Over there, I posted a recipe for Upside Down Banana Muffins, and wanted to share another upside down recipe here. This recipe is for Caramel Apple Upside Down Cupcakes. This will absolutely melt in your mouth.

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cupcakes

1 box yellow cake mix
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
2 C. brown sugar
2 cans apple pie filling

Preheat the oven to 350° f. Prepare cake mix according to instructions on box. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and spray lightly with cooking spray and set aside. Mix the melted butter and brown sugar together. Spoon a full Tablespoon of the mixture into each paper liner. On top of the mixture, add 2-3 apple slices. Then, fill each cup to the top with the cake batter.

Bake for 18-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove pan from oven and let cool. After 10 minutes, turn pan over onto a pan lines with parchment paper. While the muffins are still warm, remove the paper cups from each. Makes 24 muffins.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Welcome to the readers that have followed the link here from my Author's Blog, where my topic today was chocolate. For my regular readers here, let me explain. On my Author Blog, I'm participating in the A - Z Blog Challenge where I blog on there every day in April with topics according to the alphabet. Today's topic had to start with C and mine was chocolate.

Recently, a friend of mine told me ab out a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake that she makes. Since my favorite candy bar is a Reese's Cup, I had to try this. To give full disclosure and credit, this recipe is actually from the Taste of Home web site, so you know it has to be good. I plan on making this for Easter dinner dessert.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
2 C. miniature marshmallows
1 package chocolate cake mix
1 1/4 C. water
3/4 C. peanut butter
1/3 C. canola oil
3 eggs
1 C. semisweet chocolate chips

Sprinkle marshmallows into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, peanut butter, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes or until smooth. Pour over marshmallows, sprinkle with chocolate chips

Bake at 350° f. for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick insered near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yields 12-15 servings.