I am so ready for cooler weather and apple picking season. I love using up fresh fruits to create delicious ideas in the kitchen.
If you’re on the hunt for amazing apple recipes, this apple pie cupcake recipe is a crowd pleaser for sure. Oh, they smell just like fall when they are cooking.
Don’t fret, they are not hard to make at all. They come together quickly, even the homemade icing we top them with. And, those are fresh apples on top of that icing.
Ready for the recipe?
Here is everything you will need to make the cake, the topping and the icing.
- 1 box of spice cake mix
- 3 large eggs at room temp
- 1/2 cup butter, soft at room temp
- 1 cup whole milk
Apple Pie Topping Ingredients:
- 2 tbsp butter
- 6 cups Gala apples, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tsp cornstarch
Cinnamon Icing Ingredients:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Using a standing mixer, combine the cake mix, eggs, milk and butter and mix until well combined.
Bake in the oven for 21 minutes.
While the cupcakes are baking, let’s make the apple pie filling real quick.
Directions for Apple Pie Topping:
Using a medium pot, melt your butter.
Stir in the apples, sugar and cinnamon.
Mix in 1 cup of water until well combined and bring it to a low simmer
In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of water with the cornstarch, and whisk lightly until it’s smooth.
Add the cornstarch mixture to the apples and cook 1-2 minutes longer, until the mixture has thickened.
Set it aside and let it cool completely.
Cinnamon Icing Directions:
Using your standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
Mix until you see stiffed peaks.
Fill your frosting and scoop into piping bag.
Using the frosting, pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. You want to make sure you keep the tip of the frosting flat so that the apple pie filling can sit on top of the frosting.
Scoop about 1-2 tbsp of the apple pie filling onto the top of the cupcakes.