Our Caramel Apple Cupcakes recipe is made with fluffy yellow cake with real apple pieces filled with caramel marshmallow fluff.  These caramel apple cupcakes are amazing! The center of the cupcake is a fluffy yellow cake with real apple pieces filled with caramel marshmallow fluff and frosted with caramel buttercream  drizzled with caramel sauce.

We’re back for our second month of our Monthly Ingredient Challenge. This month’s ingredient was apples. Melinda and I thought about it a lot and we settled on caramel apple cupcakes. Who doesn’t love caramel and apples together? Add them to a cupcake and you have a pretty awesome dessert.

These caramel apple cupcakes are amazing! The center of the cupcake is a fluffy yellow cake with real apple pieces filled with caramel marshmallow fluff and frosted with caramel buttercream  drizzled with caramel sauce.

It’s a simple recipe that starts with a boxed cake mix. We added 2 cups of shredded green apples and baked them according to the instructions on the box.

These caramel apple cupcakes are amazing! The center of the cupcake is a fluffy yellow cake with real apple pieces filled with caramel marshmallow fluff and frosted with caramel buttercream  drizzled with caramel sauce.

For the filling we mixed marshmallow fluff with caramel sauce. We cut a circle out of the center of each cupcake, making sure not to go through the bottom, and then filled it with the caramel fluff. Then we placed the cupcake circle back on top to cover up the fluff.

These caramel apple cupcakes are amazing! The center of the cupcake is a fluffy yellow cake with real apple pieces filled with caramel marshmallow fluff and frosted with caramel buttercream  drizzled with caramel sauce.

The frosting is a caramel buttercream made with butter, confectioner’s sugar and caramel sauce. We mixed it all together and then piped it on top of the cupcakes, drizzled them with caramel sauce and added a thin slice of apple to make them pretty. They tasted even better than they looked!

Servings: 24
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Ingredients

Apple Cupcake

  • 2 c Granny Smith Apples, grated
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix, and ingredients listed on package

Marshmallow Fluff

  • 1 c Marshmallow Fluff
  • 3 Tbsp Caramel Sauce

Caramel Frosting

  • 3 c Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1/2 c Unsalted Butter
  • 4 Tbsp Caramel Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp Heavy Cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven according the cake mix instructions.
  • Mix the ingredients for the cake mix up according to the package.
  • Add 2 cups of grated apples to the mix.
  • Pour cake mix into cupcake liners and place in oven to bake.
  • When cupcakes have baked and cooled completely cut a circle out of the center of each cupcake, saving the top of the cake core.
  • Mix 1 cup of marshmallow fluff and 3 tablespoons of caramel sauce together.
  • Fill each cupcake with the caramel marshmallow fluff.
  • Place the top of the cake core over the fluff to cover the hole.
  • Mix the confectioner's sugar and butter together to make the frosting.
  • Add vanilla and caramel sauce to the frosting and mix thoroughly.
  • Add heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time until the frosting is at the consistency you want.
  • Frost cupcakes and drizzle with extra caramel sauce.
  • Add a small apple slice to the top.
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Dessert

Make sure you check out what everyone else made with Apples this month!


These caramel apple cupcakes are amazing! The center of the cupcake is a fluffy yellow cake with real apple pieces filled with caramel marshmallow fluff and frosted with caramel buttercream  drizzled with caramel sauce.

We can’t wait for next month’s challenge, the ingredient is peanut butter!

katmelsignature

 

 

 

link_parties_button