Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Hello

Salted caramel seems to be everywhere for ages now – from ice cream to chocolates and even salted caramel lattes.  It originated in Brittany where a traditional treat is heavily salted butter caramels.  The flavour combination reached the world stage when Pierre Herme, a Parisian pastry chef, made a much celebrated salted caramel macaron in the 1990s.  It then became popular in restaurants across America and finally crossed over into big brands with Starbucks and Häagen-Dazs among the first to introduce salted caramel products.

I decided to top these apple cupcakes with salted caramel frosting but if you don’t fancy the salt you can easily leave it out.  I make my own dairy free caramel sauce and I’ve included a link to the recipe.  If you are just gluten free and don’t want to go to the hassle of making dairy free caramel then you can use shop bought caramel.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting