Java Cupcake just posted these beautiful apple cupcakes...and the recipe! Go to her site to read more and get the recipe. She writes:
The base of the cupcake was inspired by this Appledoodle Cupcake I found while browsing the Iron Cupcake Earth website. I changed a few things and made it my own by adding sliced apple to the top of the batter before baking, then filling the cupcake with more apple and drizzling the buttercream on top with caramel.
photos via Java Cupcake apple cupcake Flickr set