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Apple Stuffed Cinnamon Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

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Well here I am again…tempting you with another yummy Apple Dessert! Yesterday we made Mini Caramel Apple Pizzas and today I’m serving up Apple Stuffed Cinnamon Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting…oh my!

All this week I’m sharing delicious Apple Recipes for you to enjoy during this wonderful Fall season! But, before we get to the recipe, I wanted to chat a minute about the Cupcake Tuesday linky. While I know you all love Cupcake Tuesday {and so do I}, I’ve seen a decrease in the amount of cupcakes being shared. So I have decided to open up the linky to ANY bake goods. You got it…cookies, cakes, pies, cake pops, cupcakes…it all works! So share your recipes with all of us! I will continue to call it Cupcake Tuesday, because everyone is familiar with that name, but now we want to see all the yummy desserts!

This cupcake, is similar to one I have shared before, but changed a bit and much better. The Apple Stuffed Cinnamon Cupcake starts with a doctored up cake mix, stuffed with apple pie filling and topped with a luscious frosting made with butter and caramel sauce. How can you go wrong? It’s heaven my friends!

Looking for more Apple Cupcakes? I have several for you…


Apple Stuffed Cinnamon Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

A luscious cupcake with all the flavors of the Fall season.Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com. Cinnamon Cupcake Recipe adapted from McCormick’s

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cupcakes



  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup {1 stick} butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Apple Filling

  • 3-4 cups finely chopped apples
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2-4 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 teaspoons cornstarch, if needed to thicken

Caramel Frosting {enough to frost 12-18 cupcakes}

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons apple juice, depending on consistency
  • 2 tablespoons caramel topping plus a little extra for garnish


Apple Pie Filling

  1. Peel and finely chop apples, place in medium saucepan on the stove.
  2. Add other ingredients except cornstarch and bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until filling thickens. If needed, gradually add cornstarch and whisk after each addition. Note: water amount will depend on how juicy your apples are, gradually add water if needed.
  3. After mixture thickens, remove from heat and cool completely.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill cupcake pan with liners. {this recipe made 18 cupcakes}
  2. In large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Divide batter into cupcake liners, about 1/3 cup in each.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.

Caramel Frosting

  1. In large bowl, whip the butter until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with apple juice until desired consistency.
  3. Stir in caramel sauce.


  1. Using an apple corer, remove the center of the cupcake. Fill with apple pie filling.
  2. Add a heaping tablespoon of frosting to the top of the cupcake, using an offset spatula spread frosting and make a well in the center for extra caramel topping.


Stop back everyday this week for another yummy Apple Dessert!

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Printable Autumn Subway Art

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Looking for a fun, whimsical Autumn decoration? Well, you have come to the right place! The Printable Autumn Subway Art designed by Charlotte of The Paper Cupcake is in today’s Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter!

The Autumn Subway Art along with monthly FREE Printables are available in the Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter. Read all about it!

And if you are looking for a yummy seasonal treat…the Caramel Apple Nut Cupcake Recipe is in the newsletter also!

Thanks again to the amazingly talented, Charlotte from The Paper Cupcake! Pop on over and check out all her GREAT designs!! And if you are looking for Fall Cupcake Toppers…we have those too!

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes ~ Cupcake Tuesday

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Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday!   If you are new here, grab a cup of tea or a glass of milk and enjoy a cupcake!

The winners from the giveaways have been chosen and emailed. Please check your email to see if you won, you will have 48 hrs to respond and collect your prize.

Did you see my new feature? Cupcake Corner! I can tell already, this is going to be such fun! Each week I will highlight a few new and unusual cupcakes and some cupcake news from Blogland. I also have a new Cupcake Daily Paper, if you are on Twitter, let me know, I’ll add you!

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 HoosierHomemade.com.


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 .

Be sure to head on over and link up to Delicious Dishes (Tues a.m.) on It’s A Blog Party, my other blog, where I host a different linky party everyday! I’m starting a new, yummy giveaway too!

Now, it’s time to share your creations! Please be sure to link back to this post so your readers can enjoy all the entries and visit one or all of the participants.


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