Apple Pie Cupcakes

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These apple pie cupcakes are soft cinnamon cupcakes stuffed with a sweet apple pie filling and topped with creamy cinnamon vanilla buttercream –and more apple pie filling. Yum!

For another yummy fruit-stuffed cupcake recipe try our cherry pie cupcakes.

Apple Pie Cupcakes

Looking for a delicious Fall or Thanksgiving dessert?

Today I have an amazing apple recipe to share with you– apple cupcakes with apple pie filling!

Apple Pie Cupcake Recipe

If you love apple pie and love cupcakes you are going to go crazy for these apple pie filled cupcakes.

Apple Pie Filled Cupcakes

Like our apple pie crescents and apple pie cookies, this dessert tastes just like homemade apple pie but is fun and easy to eat in individual-sized portions — no slicing required!

For another easy apple pie filling recipe, give this recipe for apple dump cake a try!

How to Make Apple Pie Cupcakes

Making these amazing Fall cupcakes is simple.

Start by gathering your ingredients and supplies.

Here is what you will need:

You will find the full ingredient list with measurements in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

How to Make Apple Pie Cupcakes

  1. Start by preparing your cinnamon cupcake batter, adding a scoop to each cupcake liner, and baking for 5 minutes.
  2. Top with apple pie filling and top with more batter.
  3. Bake for 12-15 more minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the buttercream topping.
  5. Pipe buttercream onto cupcakes in a circle.
  6. Finally, top with a bit more apple filling.
  7. Enjoy!

Looking for a shortcut?

We made our cinnamon cupcake batter from scratch but if you are looking for a shortcut you could easily use a store-bought white cake mix and add 1-2 tbsp cinnamon to the batter.

Either way, the apple pie filling and delicious cinnamon buttercream are what really makes these cupcakes.

Apple Pie Cupcakes

More amazing apple desserts for Fall:

Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream
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Apple Pie Cupcakes

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Soft cinnamon cupcakes stuffed with a sweet apple pie filling and topped with creamy cinnamon vanilla buttercream and more apple pie filling.


For the Apple Pie Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon or apple pie spice
  • 1 1/4 cups milk room temperature
  • 1 20oz can apple pie filling

For the Cinnamon Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3-4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk or cream
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line two cupcake trays with liners and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter, oil and sugar until light and completely combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, then the vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Gently fold half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, then the milk, then the remaining flour mixture.
  • Portion 1 scoop (approximately 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp) of batter into each cupcake liner and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and place 1 tbsp of apple pie filling in the center of the cupcake. Cover the cupcakes with the remaining cupcake batter (approximately 1 1/2 tbsp each). Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the cupcakes are completely set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the buttercream frosting. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups powdered sugar with the butter for 2 minutes. Add 2 tbsp of milk, the cinnamon and vanilla and beat well to incorporate. Add additional powdered sugar to taste and texture preferences as desired.
  • Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Swirl a circle of the frosting onto the top of each cooled cupcake. Spoon a bit (about 1 tbsp) apple pie filling into the center of the frosting.


Use a boxed white cake mix with 1-2 tbsp of cinnamon as a shortcut to making the cupcake batter from scratch.
Vanilla paste can be substituted for an equal amount of vanilla extract.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 510kcal
Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

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