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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

These cupcakes have caramelized apple chunks in them and are topped with a delicious caramel whipped cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine eclectic, modern
Keyword apple, caramel, caramel apple cupcakes, cupcakes
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Calories 239kcal


Caramelized Apple


Caramel Whipped Cream


Caramel Whipped Cream

  • Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and place over medium heat.
    2 Tbsp water, 1/3 cup sugar
  • Stir to melt the sugar until mixture starts to simmer.
  • Stop stirring, and let the sugar caramelize.
  • When sugar is a deep amber color, remove from heat and slowly add cream while stirring (it will hiss and bubble up).
    1 cup cream
  • When all of the cream has been added, return to heat and stir until fully combined.
  • Pour into a bowl and allow to cool and place in refrigerator to fully cool. 

Caramelized Apples

  • Peel, cut in half, and core one apple.
    1 apple
  • Stir 2T of sugar and a couple teaspoons of water together in a small saucepan and place over medium heat.
    2 Tbsp sugar
  • Let sugar caramelize without stirring, and add butter when sugar is amber colored.
    1 Tbsp butter
  • Once butter is melted, add the apple halves and stir to coat.
  • Once the apple is slightly softened on the outside, remove from heat and set aside.
  • When cool, chop into pieces, to be folded into cupcake batter. 


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Place 12 cupcake liners in a muffin tin.
  • Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
    1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder
  • Cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
    1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 6 Tbsp butter
  • Add egg one at a time and beat well after each addition.
    2 eggs
  • Stir in the vanilla, and slowly stir in milk.
    1 Tbsp vanilla, 1/2 cup milk
  • When combined, add the flour mixture and stir/fold to combine, making sure not to over-stir.
  • Fold in the chopped apples.
  • Spoon into cupcake liners and bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


  • When cupcakes are completely cool, beat the caramel whipping cream until medium stiff.
  • Pipe caramel whipped cream onto cupcakes and garnish with a piece of apple (if using fresh apple, make sure to treat with lemon or salt water so it doesn't brown). 



Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg