Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

26 Sep

I made these cupcakes for my friend Arantha’s birthday!

The husband helped me decorate. I had another decoration idea but it failed miserably so I am going to work on that and perfect it before I post about it. . .

This is such a great, delicious and fun treat! I LOVE LOVE LOVE caramel apples and basically anything that has caramel! And these did not disappoint.

I did a semi homemade recipe for this to save some time – but please feel free to use your favorite cake recipe.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Adapted from Something Shiny

What You Need:

1 box of yellow or spice cake mix

Two peeled and sliced up apples

1 Tablespoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Half a lemon

35 caramels (I use the ones you can microwave and make caramel apples)

1 teaspoon heavy cream or milk


Make the cake according to the instructions on the box.

In a small bowl combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon and lemon. Mix it well and let it rest while you make the caramel

Melt half the caramel with the heavy cream (adding the cream will make the caramel not hard when the cupcakes cool.

After you have poured the cupcakes in the cupcake tins put the apples
in the middle then spoon the caramel on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18 – 22 min

Let them cool for 15 min in the cupcake tins on a cooling rack then take them out and let them cool all the way before you frost.

Use the left over frosting to decorate

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

What You Need:

4 oz (1/2 block) cream cheese, room temperature

1 stick (4 oz) butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

3-4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream


Beat butter thoroughly until smooth. Scrape bowl and add 1 cup sugar beating thoroughly. Add vanilla; beat. Add remaining 2 more cups sugar and cream cheese – mix until combined.

Add heavy cream and beat on high until light and fluffy. This will take a few minutes and you’ll need to scrape the bowl a few times during the process. If the mix seems too thin, add more sugar a little at a time until it reaches piping consistency. If it’s too thick, add more cream (or milk).


Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting


10 Responses to “Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting”

  1. lifewithsugar September 26, 2012 at 7:11 am #

    These look de-lish! They will definitely be added to my “to bake” list!

  2. Arantha September 26, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    These were to die for!!!!!! Best birthday treat!

    • josephinamontoya September 26, 2012 at 9:00 am #

      Thanks for having a birthday so I can experiment! HA!!

  3. Jacquelyn Salcido September 26, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    I’m so excited to make these…

  4. Stephanie September 29, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I’m guessing the half lemon is just used for the juice. Is that correct?

  5. Rose October 5, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    What an amazing array of cupcakes you have there. They just look so delicious. I am so tempted to make these babies today!


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