For the cupcakes, I used this recipe that came off the back of a Land O Lakes box! The buttercream frosting is my own concoction. My measurements for the caramel are not exact since I made the frosting, to taste, but I will give you a guesti-mate of how much of everything I used.
Caramel Buttercream Frosting
1 cup (2 sticks) room temp butter
4 cups confectioner's sugar - sifted
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup (or more) Smucker's brand caramel sauce
Cream butter and sugar together until well blended. Add vanilla extract and caramel syrup and blend until the frosting is almost light and airy. Pipe or frost cupcakes with buttercream and
Please note - I used my hand mixer for the frosting, and I've learned.....at least in my kitchen.....the hand mixer turns out a fabulous frosting! You might find that you have a different result with yours.
You can check out more details about throwing your own apple themed fall baking party on my post over at MG Party Impressions!