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Apple Butter Caramel Icing

Apple Butter Caramel Icing

This apple butter frosting recipe is made with brown sugar, apple butter, and cinnamon and is perfect for any fall cupcake – or for eating with a spoon! It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and if you love apple butter (as I do), you may have found your new favorite frosting.

Apple Butter Caramel Icing

This is one of those recipes that came out of my head and worked perfectly the very first time I tried it. It’s a good day when that happens!

Pumpkin Cupcakes

 
Immediately above is my apple butter icing on pumpkin cupcakes and at the top of this post the icing is shown on my pumpkin bundt cake.

How to Make Apple Butter Icing

apple butter icing

Start by melting butter.

Melting butter

Add the apple butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and lower heat to medium low.

Continue to boil for two minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the milk and cinnamon and bring to a boil, still stirring constantly. 

adding cinnamon to frosting

Cool to lukewarm.

Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until thick enough to spread. 

Apple butter icing dripping from pot

 

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Apple Butter Caramel Icing

This apple butter caramel icing made with brown sugar and cinnamon is perfect for fall cakes and cupcakes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple butter icing, apple butter icing recipe, caramel apple butter icing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 48 servings
Calories 34kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Add the apple butter and brown sugar.
  • Bring to a boil and lower the heat to medium low.
  • Continue to boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the milk and the cinnamon and bring to a boil, still stirring constantly.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until thick enough to spread.

Video

Notes

I used Eden apple butter, which is oh-so-tasty! However, if you would like to make your own apple butter, check out these sites for apple butter recipes:
This recipe should make enough to ice 48 cupcakes or two bundt cakes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Apple Butter Caramel Icing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 34
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 5mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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