You will find all the wonderful flavors of an apple pie in these Apple Pie Cupcakes with brown sugar cinnamon frosting. This recipe is super simple since we used a store bought cake mix and also store bought pie filling.
Apple Pie Cupcakes
We have been going a bit overboard with apple recipes this past week. My kiddos start school really early this year and since back to school always has fall on my mind, I have been baking up a storm. I grew up in upstate NY and school never started until the Wednesday after Labor Day. I really am not liking this new schedule the school has decided on. I had a nice mid August summer vacation planned and these new dates really messed with all of that.
My kiddos really enjoyed the Apple Pie Fries I shared on Wednesday. They actually requested that I make them again today. When I mentioned apple pie cupcakes, they quickly agreed that cupcakes would make for a great evening dessert.
When the kiddos were younger, I never did much baking. It always seemed too crazy to try to focus on any dessert besides what I could purchase from the bakery. I then evolved into what I call a convenience baker, ha ha. I like to take store bought mixes, dough, etc and put a fun twist on them. One of my favorite fall cupcakes is my Caramel Apple Cupcakes that I shared with you last fall. They are SUPER yum and fun!
These Apple Pie Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes are amazing. As a matter of fact, I am enjoying one with my afternoon coffee right now. The apple pie filling inside and the cinnamon buttercream icing is a perfect combo. You will find all the flavors of an apple pie in cupcake form.
The ingredients needed to make these perfect fall cupcakes is so super simple. Just grab yourself a cake mix (I love the Betty Crocker Butter Yellow), apple pie filling, and a few other ingredients that can most likely be found in your fridge and cabinets. These apple cupcakes are so simple.
1 box White or Yellow Cake Mix + box ingredients
20 oz Apple Pie Filling
1 cup softened Butter
3 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
Preheat oven and line muffin tins with paper liners.
Prepare batter according to box directions.
Fill liners 2/3 full and bake according to box directions for cupcakes.
Allow to cool completely.
Use a knife to dice apples into smaller pieces.
use a knife to core our a plug in the middle of each cupcake and fill with pie filling.
Place just the top of plug bake on cupcake.
Whip butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla for until fluffy.
Gradually add powdered sugar.
Add milk until you reach desired consistency.
Transfer to piping bag and frost each cupcake.
Do you have a favorite fall cupcake? Cinnamon and apples make for a perfect flavor combo for fall. These cupcakes will be a great after dinner dessert or even a fall bake sale idea.
Looking for other fall apple recipes? Be sure to see these other recipes that I have shared…