Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Nothing says fall to me quite as apples do. These Caramel Apple Cupcakes are completely homemade and well worth the effort.

You heard me right, Caramel Apple Cupcakes! Can we say fall has arrived in cupcake form?


– all-purpose flour – baking powder – ground cinnamon – salt – unsalted butter – sugar – large eggs – hot water – Gala apples – confectioner's sugar – vanilla extract – cream cheese


TOTAL PREP TIME: 1h 20mins

NOTE: If you mix your butter and sugar too fast or too long, you will collapse all your air bubbles and your cupcakes will be really dense and brick-like not light and fluffy.

Step-by-step instructions!

Follow our easy instructions for success!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and then stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt on a sheet of parchment paper.


Next, place the butter in a bowl and mix until fluffy. Then add the sugar and mix for about 3-5 minutes before adding the eggs one at a time.


Mix slowly as you add ⅓ of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and then alternating with the ⅓ of the hot water.


Finally, fold the grated apple into the batter but do not overmix. Then, fill the baking cups with the batter so the cups are ⅔ full.


Bake for 18-20 minutes and let them cool for about 20 minutes.


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