Caramel Apple Cupcakes

These Caramel Apple Cupcakes will treat your taste buds to an incredible Fall dessert!

If you’re anything like me, your love of caramel apple and cupcakes makes it difficult to decide which treat to choose. With Fall rounding the corner quickly, it’s hard to imagine missing out on that caramel apple flavor, right? But then again…cupcakes are so moist and yummy that I can’t imagine skipping out on those, either!

Who says that you have to give up one? With these Caramel Apple Cupcakes, you can have that apple flavor and decadent cupcake taste all wrapped up in one nice, neat little treat.

And the best part? You can make these little beauties from the comfort of your own home! Perfect for parties, school treats or just “because”, you’ll find that this cupcake recipe will become a household favorite in no time at all.

What I love most about these apple cupcakes is that they actually have quite a bit of real apple in them! Adding fruit to ANYTHING is always a great idea!

Don’t delay in making these Caramel Apple Cupcakes this Fall. You’ll be so happy with how they taste, that you may decide that they’re perfect for any season during the year!

Caramel Apple Cupcakes


Yields: up to 2.5 dozen cupcakes
Total time: 40 minutes
1 box of spice cake mix
2 cups tart apples, peeled and chopped
7 cups confectioners’ sugar
¾ cup butter, softened
½ cup apple cider (or apple juice as substitute)
¾ tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
caramel sauce (for drizzling)


Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin tins, set aside.
Prepare cake batter according to package instructions. After cake is mixed, add in chopped apples and incorporate.
Fill cupcake liners ¾ full. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting, combine sugar, butter, cider, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Beat for 3-4 minutes with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Drizzle the caramel sauce on top of the frosting.

4 Comments on Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe

  1. CourtneyLynne
    October 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm (4 years ago)

    Looks super yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing ❤

  2. Spaceships
    October 13, 2014 at 7:28 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh my! These look and sound so yummy!!

  3. Jess C
    October 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm (4 years ago)

    OMG these look incredibly delicious!!!! Apples and caramel are such a great combination, can't believe I never thought about it!