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Hand holding frosted caramel apple cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 262kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


Apple Cupcake

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

Caramel Frosting

  • 2.5 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons Caramel Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • Preheat oven according the cake mix instructions.
  • Mix the ingredients for the cake mix up according to the package using all ingredients listed on the back of the box.
  • Add 2 cups of grated apples to the mix and fold it into the batter.
  • Prepare a cupcake pan by placing a cupcake liner into each cup.
  • Fill each cupcake liner approximately with cake batter. Each one should be filled approximately 3/4 full.
  • Place cupcake pan in the oven to bake for 12-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • When cupcakes are baked remove them from the oven and let them cool completely.
  • While the cupcakes cool make the frosting. Place the Mix the powdered sugar, brown sugar, and butter in the bowl of your mixer and mix with the whisk attachment until well combined.
  • Add the caramel sauce to the frosting and mix thoroughly. Keep beating on high until it is light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Place the frosting in a piping bag and frost each cupcake. Add a drizzle of caramel sauce on top if you like.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  1. The brown sugar in the frosting can give it a slightly grainy texture. This doesn’t affect the flavor, so you can use it right away, but you get the best result if you make it a day in advance.
    You can make it up to 3 days ahead of time if you like. It can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature as long as you are using it within a week of making it.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg