Caramel Apple Cupcakes ~ Cupcake Tuesday

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There are a few flavors that just scream Fall to me, and Caramel Apple is one! Last week, I made Caramel Apple S’Mores, oh my, you definitely need to add those to your list!

Today I’m sharing Caramel Apple Cupcakes. They are a yellow cake, with apple pie filling, caramel buttercream, drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with caramel bits.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Start with yellow cake, apple pie filling, and caramel and end up with Caramel Apple Cupcakes from
Caramel Apple Cupcake Recipe
  • Yellow cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • Apple Pie Filling, recipe below
  • Caramel Buttercream, recipe below
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Caramel bits, I used Pampered Chef
Apple Pie Filling Recipe
  • 2-3 apples, peeled and sliced (depending on how many cupcakes you are filling)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ – ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon or apple pie spice
  • 2-4 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 teaspoons corn starch (to thicken mixture, if needed)
  1. Combine all ingredients, except cornstarch in a saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium heat, bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer until mixture is thick.
  3. Add cornstarch (if needed to thicken) and whisk well.
  4. Cool.
Caramel Buttercream Recipe
  1. All of the recipes I found for Caramel Buttercream, used cooked caramel. Which is great, but I happen to be in a hurry the day I made these, so I just made my usual Buttercream Frosting and added some Caramel Ice Cream Topping for flavor. It was very good.
  2. I also made these before I made the Caramel Sauce that I used on the Caramel Apple S’Mores . You could also use the same recipe and just add it to Buttercream for the flavor.
  1. I use an apple corer, most of the time, when I fill cupcakes .
  2. After cupcakes are filled, frost with Caramel Buttercream (or regular Buttercream if you want) drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with Caramel Bits .

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  1. wow those look amazing gotta give these a whirl

  2. NancyC says:

    Those cupcakes look incredibly good! :)
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  3. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look amazing! I’m totally digging that filling…yum!

  4. I know. I know. I’ve been missing in action. :)

    I’m back with some robot cupcakes.

    Thanks for the chance to link up.
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  5. What a gorgeous autumn treat!

  6. these look awesome! i bet they’d be great with spice cake mix too

  7. tzigane says:

    i was experimenting with apple pie cupcakes the otehr day! i am gonna have to try this recipe now. thanks for sharing, they look so good!
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  8. SMoore says:

    I was called and asked yesterday to make a dessert for the high school teachers appreciation luncheon. I wanted to make something different and ran across this caramel apple cupcake recipe.

    I did the quick version, yellow cake mix… just added 1 cup of caramel to my butter cream recipe and used a canned apple pie filling (mixed in food processor a tad) for the filling.

    They came out AMAZING.

    Not too sweet. I think if I would have drizzled the caramel on top along with the candies, it might have been too sweet. I will for sure make it that way next time just to check.
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  9. Oh my! You always have the best looking cupcakes. I am glad I don’t live near you otherwise I would be on your doorstep begging cupcakes every Tuesday lol
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