Pamela Crossno’s “Fall” Into Nostalgia Cupcakes

What can I say? The flavors of fall are upon us and what better way to enjoy them than with the perfect amount of autumn spice and apples from our beautiful local orchards. These cupcakes are moist and because the apples are grated you get the perfect amount in every bite. Combined with the sweetness of comforting flavors like nutmeg, brown sugar, and cinnamon. The texture is moist like the texture is moist and like banana bread but still maintaining its fluffy cupcake appeal.

Combine this with the sweet/salty balance from the caramel frosting and the buttery, sticky caramel sauce. It is sure to hit every note. I topped it with chopped nuts and a chopped milk chocolate caramel Ghirardelli bar for good measure. The pretzel was added as a final touch. Can you taste them?

—By Pamela Crossno