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This easy Caramel Apple Cupcakes recipe combines apple cupcakes from scratch with a homemade caramel buttercream frosting to take it over the top and get you ready for all things fall!

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

This easy Caramel Apple Cupcakes recipe combines apple cupcakes from scratch with a homemade caramel buttercream frosting to take it over the top and get you ready for all things fall! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, Buttercream Frosting, caramel, cupcakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 279 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

***Caramel Buttercream***

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.

  3. Mix flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.

  4. Add eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream, applesauce and butter.

  5. Mix on medium speed just until combined and smooth. Be careful not to over mix.

  6. Stir in chopped apples.

  7. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.

  8. Bake 17-19 minutes.

  9. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, then move to cooling rack to finish cooling.

  10. To make the buttercream, cream butter and shortening until smooth.

  11. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until creamy.

  12. Add caramel and mix again until creamy.

  13. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix one more time until smooth and cream.

  14. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and a drizzle of caramel.

Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 120mg5%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.