I figured no one else would want birthday cake on Sausage Boy's first birthday after he was done with it, so I made cupcakes for everyone else. I made chocolate cupcakes and created a peanut butter frosting for them. Then I made apple cupcakes and piped a caramel frosting on top. They were incredible!
The chocolate peanut butter cupcakes recipe was from Epicurious. Course you could use a box mix for the chocolate cupcake and then just make the frosting.
The apple cupcake were my own creation. I started with a vanilla cake mix and added 2 c of peeled and diced apples before baking. They were so moist! I'm sure you could use applesauce too. The caramel frosting is a time consuming recipe but REALLY REALLY delicious. Perfect for a special occasion.