Delicious Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
Apple Pie Cupcakes are a delicious and convenient take on the classic American dessert. To make these cupcakes, you will need a cupcake base and a filling made from diced apples, spices, and sugar. The cupcakes are then topped with a cinnamon buttercream frosting to add a creamy and sweet touch. Here are some tips to help you make the perfect Apple Pie Cupcakes
These apple pie cupcakes are always a hit! They are so easy to make and the flavor just screams fall. Of course, they’re equally delicious any other time of year. —Jennifer Stowell, Deep River, Iowa
1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
2 tablespoons butter
4 medium tart apples, peeled and finely chopped (about 4 cups)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Thinly sliced apples, optional
1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for 24 cupcakes; cool completely.
2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add apples and brown sugar; cook and stir until apples are tender, 10-12 minutes. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool completely.
3. Using a paring knife, cut a 1-in.-wide cone-shaped piece from top of each cupcake; discard removed portion. Fill cavity with apple mixture.
4. In a large bowl, combine the 5 frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes. If desired, top with apple slices to serve.
Follow these Kitchen Tips
- Use fresh and firm apples for the filling to ensure that they hold their shape and provide the right texture.
- Adjust the amount of sugar in the filling to suit your personal taste preferences. You can also use brown sugar for a richer flavor.
- Use a piping bag with a large round tip to frost the cupcakes for a professional look.
- For an extra crunch, sprinkle chopped walnuts or pecans on top of the frosting.
- Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting to prevent the frosting from melting.