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Caramel Apple Spiced Cupcakes

Posted on by Yvette
caramel apple cupcakes

Here is a great festive recipe I would love to share with you, taken from The Cupcake Diaries

What I love about this recipe is that the caramel sauce can be added to the cupcake as a filling, so when you bite through the cupcake you get this delicious caramel that melts into you mouth. YUM!

Here’s the recipe…..

Makes around 18 cupcakes

For the cupcake


Bake Time: 25-30mins (or when skewer comes out clean)

  1. STEP 1 – Preheat over 350’f / 175’c and line a 12 hole cupcake tin
  2. STEP 1 – Peel and core the apple. Grate them then set aside.
  3. STEP 2 – Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (takes around 5-10mins with electric whisk)
  4. STEP 3 – Add the eggs one at a time until mixed in well.
  5. STEP 4 – In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon , salt.
  6. STEP 5 – In stages of 3, alternatively add part of the flour mix and part of the hot water to the egg mixture and mix in between each stage, scraping from the sides after each addition.
  7. STEP 6 – Add the grated apple to the batter and mix in with a wooden spoon.
  8. STEP 7 – Pour the batter into each cupcake case and fill 3/4 full.

For the Caramel Sauce:


  1. STEP 1 – Melt the butter sugar nd water together on a low heat
  2. STEP 2 – Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and mix in
  3. STEP 3 – Whisk the cream before adding to the caramel sauce
  4. STEP 4 – Once cream has been added and mixed well, set aside to thicken for 5 minutes before placing in refrigerator for a further 20 minutes
  5. STEP 5 – Once the cupcakes have cooled, take an apple corer and core out the middle of the cupcake and pour the caramel sauce into the hole. The continue with the frosting for the top of the cupcake

for the Vanilla Cream Cheese frosting:


  1. STEP 1 – Mix the cream cheese and butter together until soft.
  2. STEP 2 – Add the sugar and continue to mix.
  3. STEP 3 – Add the vanilla extract and mix for an extra 30 seconds.
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