Cute Cupcakes: Apple Pie Cupcakes


Now that school is back in session, I’m gearing up for the fall season. One way that you can follow suit is to make something fall-inspired in the kitchen. I recently saw these cupcakes on one of my favorite foodie blogs, Annie’s Eats. Apple Pie Cupcakes! What a remarkably cute idea!

I will admit up front that these are time-consuming cupcakes simply because you have to remove a chunk from the tops of each individual cupcake with a small pairing knife. (You will later fill this with a delicious cinnamon apple mixture.) You are left with extra crumbled cupcake tops, and there is not much to do with them but snack on a few delicious bites then discard the rest. But I will say that the payoff for the extra work is worth it.

{If you don’t own an apple slicer and corer, go out and buy one. Now. This tool is just so handy, and I’m a sucker for limited-use tools. How often would you actually use this? Not that often. But I don’t care because it’s just so handy. }

{There are three components to these treats: cake, cinnamon apple filling and frosting. Bake the cake; make the cinnamon apple mixture while your cakes are in the oven; let your mixture cool while you remove the cakes from the oven and start the tedious process of removing a chunk from their centers; fill each gap with your apple mixture; top with a basic buttercream frosting.}

I just think these cupcakes are ridiculously cute, what with the cinnamon apple filling and the buttercream frosting made to look like whipped cream topping. Find the recipe here, and enjoy!

What other desserts should I bake in anticipation for fall? What fall-inspired desserts are you most looking forward to?

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7 responses to “Cute Cupcakes: Apple Pie Cupcakes

  1. these look so yummy! and of course you own an apple corer 🙂

  2. Marci

    I have an apple corer peeler slicer. Talk about extra gadgets! I love this idea. Recently heard about mini pies baked into cupcakes. Need to check those out!

  3. MMHHH I’m craving for those cupcakes and a huge cup of coffee!!
    Have a lovely day
    Sara C.

  4. Thanks everyone! These truly were delicious.
    @Sara C. Thanks for stopping by; it’s so nice to meet you! I’m on my way over to your blog right now. 🙂

  5. They look absolutely wonderful- a perfect combination of cinnamon and apple. I find using an apple corer is good for making holes in cupcakes evenly, although still fiddly.
    This is a really nice, cosy Autumnal idea 🙂 I’ll be giving this a go at the weekend.

  6. @Carla An apple corer! Why didn’t I think of that? I definitely need to add this to my collection of one-time-use gadgets. Thanks for the idea and for stopping by!

  7. Pingback: Cute Cupcakes: Pink Lemonade Cupcakes |

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