Caramel Apple Cupcakes ~ Cupcake Tuesday

By September 14, 2010April 15th, 2019Cupcakes, Fall Favorites, Flavored Cupcakes

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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

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)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 – 1/2 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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