Caramel Apple Frosting is the perfect topping for any fall dessert. Made with melted caramel and apple flavoring that will remind you of a caramel apple! This frosting pairs perfectly with Pumpkin Molasses Cupcakes, recipe included! The caramel melted in and apple flavoring extract are the perfect combination to make one of the best fall treats ever and it tastes just like a caramel apple!
A few tips: This is one of those recipes where the ingredients need to be ROOM TEMPERATURE or you will not get a smooth frosting. The caramel step is pretty quick so have everything ready ahead of time. Don't add cold heavy cream to the warm caramel. Because there is cream cheese, butter, and shortening in the frosting, it is pretty soft when you mix it together, so store the frosting in the fridge until you are ready to use it.