Deliciously Spiced Apple Pie Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

Nov 20, 2023 | Desserts

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

25 minutes
18-20 minutes


Apple Pie Cupcakes Ingredients

– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup whole milk

For the apple pie filling:
– 2 apples, peeled, cored, and finely diced
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
– 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 teaspoon water

For the frosting:
– 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
– 1/4 cup powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and set it aside.

Step 2: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Step 3: In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Then, beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 4: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.

Step 5: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the finely diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sauté until the apples are tender and coated in the caramel-like goodness. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water together, then add it to the skillet. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Step 6: Fill each cupcake liner with a spoonful of the cupcake batter, then top it with a generous amount of apple pie filling.

Step 7: Place the cupcakes in the preheated oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcakes comes out clean. Once baked, let the cupcakes cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 8: In a chilled bowl, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.

Step 9: Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, generously frost each one with the whipped cream. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon on top of the whipped cream.

Step 10: Enjoy these delectable Apple Pie Cupcakes!

Tips & Variations:

Apple Pie Cupcakes Cooking Instructions

– For an extra crunchy texture, sprinkle some finely chopped toasted walnuts or pecans over the frosting.
– Drizzle the cupcakes with caramel sauce for an indulgent twist.
– If you’re feeling adventurous, add a hint of ginger or cardamom to the cupcake batter for unique flavor combinations.
– Instead of traditional whipped cream frosting, try cream cheese frosting with a hint of lemon zest to add a tangy kick.

Apple Pie Cupcakes Final Product

Now, it’s time to savor the flavors of fall with these Apple Pie Cupcakes. The combination of tender cupcakes, luscious apple pie filling, and creamy whipped cream frosting will surely make these treats a hit at any gathering. So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and let the aroma of cinnamon and apples fill your kitchen. Happy baking!

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