Caramel Apple Cupcakes are supermoist and so easy! Loaded with apple and caramel flavor throughout, this cupcake will not disappoint!
Caramel and apple are two flavors that were meant to be together. I love caramel apple everything, don’t you? I have so many apple recipes on this blog and I include caramel sauce on most of them. I just can’t help myself.
Easy Caramel Apple Cupcakes
These cupcakes are so easy to prepare and require such simple ingredients with flavors throughout the cupcake. A little bit of everything in every single bite!
These cupcakes are perfect for fall but so easy to make all year round.
Instead of fresh apples we chose to use diced apple pie filling and it worked so much better in terms of flavor.
We chose to use store bought caramel sauce because of its ease and convenience although homemade would work great too!
These Caramel Apple Cupcakes are so good and always a hit, with both kids and adults alike!
Ingredients in Caramel Apple Filled Cupcakes
- baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- melted butter
- apple pie filling
- caramel sauce
The Best Caramel Buttercream Ever
Butter gives this Buttercream Icing a richer and creamier taste, while reducing the sweetness somewhat, than a simple frosting will. Generally frosting uses shortening or cream cheese and no butter.
- icing or powdered sugar
- caramel sauce
*extra cinnamon to sprinkle on top of icing to decorate if desired
Tips for making the Best Buttercream Icing
Make sure your butter is at room temperature for the best results. Also, use a full fat, room temperature, cream cheese for more stability with the icing. Remember not to over mix or the cream cheese can start to appear grainy.
How to make Caramel Apple Cupcakes
In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth.
Stir in apple pie filling, caramel sauce, and milk with a spatula until fully incorporated.
Pour batter into lined muffin tins, not filling higher than ⅔ full.
Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool completely before frosting.
To make icing, beat together all ingredients until smooth and fluffy.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes, then pipe onto cupcakes.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve.
Best Cupcake Recipes to Try
Cupcakes are a personal favorite of mine and I just can’t get enough of them, especially over the holidays! I love how pretty they look and more importantly how amazing they taste!
My favorite cupcake recipes are listed below and they are all so good I highly recommend them all!
I can’t be the only one who makes desserts depending on who is visiting and I have to admit that over the years I have developed some habits!
Usually, I prepare specific desserts as a result of requests for certain desserts when people visit. For years now, whenever certain cousins come over, I always make The Easiest Caramel Infused Chocolate Cupcakes.
They disappear lightening fast and even though they are adults (practically) now they still look forward to those cupcakes.
My son even looks for them once he knows they are coming because he knows I always make them for them. He is just lucky to live here and always eats one or two before they arrive!
I also do the same thing with my Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes. I always make them for a couple special people in my life, every year over the holidays, and they know who they are!
I also do the same thing with my Chocolate Mint Cupcakes. I always make them for a couple special people in my life, every year over the holidays, and they know who they are!
Sometimes I just make these super simple Easy Cream Cheese Stuffed Cupcakes, stuffed with a wonderful cream cheese filling! Such a nice change with a little more effort.
These Caramel Apple Cupcakes, I have to admit, I make all year round. They are super easy and so tasty, perfect for any and every occasion. Frankly, any excuse will do!
Other Delicious Apple Recipes to Try
Caramel Apple Cupcakes Video
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
- muffin pan
- 1 ½ cup flour If you need more, add in ¼ cup at a time but don’t exceed 2 cups
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups melted butter or 3 sticks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅔ cup apple pie filling - chopped up yes it’s messy but delicious!
- ¼ cup caramel sauce
- ⅓ cup milk
- ½ cup butter, softened or 1 stick
- 2 cups icing or powdered sugar
- ¼ cup caramel sauce
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- extra cinnamon for sprinkling
- In a small bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth. Once incorporated, add flour mixture and stir until blended.
- Stir in apple pie filling, caramel sauce, and milk with a spatula until fully incorporated.
- Pour batter into lined muffin tins, not filling higher than ⅔ full.
- Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool completely before frosting.
- To make icing, beat together all ingredients until smooth and fluffy.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes, then pipe onto cupcakes.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve. Enjoy!