Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes


"These are great to take to a fall or Halloween party! They are gobbled up fast! Such a cute way to mock candy apples :)"


1 h 15 m servings 209 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 193 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.
  2. Place cake mix into a large bowl, and pour in water, vegetable oil, and eggs. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat until moistened and combined, about 30 seconds. Increase mixer speed to medium, and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in the chopped apple, and fill the prepared cupcake cups about 2/3 full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Remove cupcake pans to a wire rack to cool.
  4. When cupcakes have cooled, melt the caramels with evaporated milk in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth and combined, about 4 minutes. Spread the caramel icing over the cupcakes, and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Insert a wooden stick into the center of each cupcake.
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  1. 20 Ratings


These were awesome. Made them yesterday and everyone loved them. The reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 is because the caramel topping is really, really chewy. Not what I expected on top...

Great fall dessert. I tried these out and wasn't crazy about the frosting so I tried them again with Caramel Frosting IV and mixed in some the the caramel frosting that this recipe calls for an...

OMG!!! These cupcakes are AMAZING!!! I couldn't find spice cake mix, so I used yellow mix and put in two medium size apples. After reading some of the other reviews about the frosting, I decided...

These were wonderful! I used 2 medium sized McIntosh apples because they are just so great to bake with. Instead of using the caramels and evaporated milk I just frosted them with caramel frosti...

I substituted the frosting by just mixing white frosting with caramel topping.

The cupcake is awesome but the carmel topping gets to hard to eat like a cupcake... next time ill either do a carmel sauce or a frosting with a carmel drizzle.

I used a caramel cake mix and frosted with the Caramel Frosting IV from this good! The next time I make these, I will add more apple for more flavor.

These sound cute...haven't made them yet...I give them 4 stars for such a clever idea, and I'm sure they are delicious! WHEN YOU MAKE THEM, POST A PICTURE! Wish I could see what they look like...

I used this recipe for the cupcake and am making a different frosting. But I was disappointed because the cakes didn't rise. They are pretty dense and small. They only changes I made were that I...