Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

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.

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.