I'm still not quite believing Thanksgiving is next week. It feels like once that step-child of a holiday is over, it's Christmas everything and the world turns red, green, and white. So before it does, I'm enjoying all things brown and orange.
Like Apple Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Pumpkin Caramel Drizzle. Or those adorable clementines. Or freshly grated nutmeg on egg nog (life changing, really).
The apple spice cupcakes are super easy:
~Just add two chopped peeled apples tossed in 1 tablespoon of flour in prepared spice cake mix.
~The frosting is simply whipping together 1/2 cup softened butter and 1 8 oz package of softened cream cheese. Slowly mix in three cups of powdered sugar and a 1/2 tsp of sea salt.
~The pumpkin caramel is from Trader Joe's and I sprinkle a little coarse sea salt on top to make it pretty and give it texture.
It's my favorite dessert to bring to parties and gatherings, and the apples make it a little unexpected and a lot more flavorful
Happy Fall, my friends.
I hope life is treating you well.
*photos by me