Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

CUPCAKES
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
pinch of cloves
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
2 cups peeled, diced apples

Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  In a separate bowl, beat together sugar, egg, and oil.  Add apples.  Add flour mixture and beat until smooth.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

FROSTING
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter, sugar, and cream in heavy saucepan over medium heat.  Bring mixture to a boil, and reduce to a simmer.  Continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Frost cupcakes when cooled.