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Easy Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes

This caramel apple pie cupcake recipe makes an easy fall dessert or a sweet treat to enjoy anytime!
Delicious cupcakes are stuffed with apple pie filling and topped off with an amazing caramel buttercream frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 can apple pie filling

Caramel Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp dulce de leche

Garnishes (Optional)

  • 10 apple slices
  • caramel sauce
  • apple pie filling

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat your oven to 350° degrees.
    Place paper liners into a cupcake pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar, extract, and eggs.
    Then, mix all your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder) in a separate bowl.
  • Start mixing your dry ingredients into your bowl with wet ingredients until they are completely mixed together and the batter is smooth.
  • Pour your batter into the cupcake liners and cook at 350° for 25 minutes. Make sure your fork comes out completely clean.
    If your fork doesn't come out clean, cook them longer but keep an eye on them so they don't burn.
  • Let your cupcakes cool completely.

Filling Your Cupcakes

  • Core out the middle of the cupcake with a knife or a cupcake corer. Then, scoop apple pie filling into the core.
  • If you want to garnish your cupcakes with a little bit of apple pie filling on top, be sure to set aside a small amount of apple pie filling.

Caramel Buttercream Frosting

  • Cream together salted butter, vanilla extract, heavy whipping cream and dulce de leche. Mix in powdered sugar to the mixture.
  • Using a piping bag, pipe frosting on top of the cupcake and add garnishes.
    (There are a few different garnish options, take a look below this recipe card for topping ideas.)

Notes

  • See below for different ways you can decorate your caramel apple cupcakes.
  • If you're wondering what to serve with your apple pie cupcakes, see the below section.