Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing

Now that’s a mouthful…literally!  These cupcakes combine the flavors of caramel, apple and cinnamon.

I was wondering how the cupcakes were going to turn out, telling myself after they came out of the oven, “I should’ve put cinnamon in the batter.  Oh well, I’ll put it in the icing this time and see how it turns out.”  It was fabulous.  This way of making the cupcakes was MUCH easier than the other recipes I’ve seen, where you have to peel, core and chop up 3 apples to put into a cake.  I really didn’t have time for all of that, but knew that I had to give this recipe a shot.  Success!  I can’t wait for my mom to try these, she’s going to love them.  🙂

Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe:

1 box Duncan Hines caramel cake mix

1/2 cup oil

3 eggs

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 can apple pie filling

Mix all ingredients well, beating at medium-high speed until batter is well blending and apples are grated into smaller pieces.  I used a potato masher to help speed up the process with getting the apples into smaller pieces.  Using ice cream scoop, spoon batter into lined cupcake pan, bake at 350 degrees for approximately 22 minutes.  Cool completely and cover with icing.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing Recipe:

1 stick butter, softened

1 lb. powdered sugar

1/4 cup water

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 can Duncan Hines cream cheese icing

Combine all ingredients and beat at medium speed for 5-7 minutes.

Other Fall themed cupcake flavors:

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Cinnamon Hazelnut


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