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Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Janice Pattie
Filled with a sweet apple pie filling and topped with salted caramel frosting, these Salted Caramel Cupcakes are just so good!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 12
Calories 279 kcal


For the cupcakes

  • 125 g soft brown sugar
  • 125 g soft butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the apple filling

  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp water

For the Icing

  • 75 g soft butter
  • 150 g Sugar and Crumbs Salted Caramel Icing Sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • A few pieces of fudge chopped small to decorate.


For the cupcakes

  • Heat the oven to 180C.
  • Using a stand mixer beat the sugar and butter together.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and finally the vanilla extract.
  • Beat the mixture for about 3 minutes until it is light and fluffy.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.
  • Spoon the mixture into eight paper case.
  • Bake for 20 -25 minutes until golden and when pressed on the top they feel firm.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

For the apple filling

  • Peel the apple and chop into even sized pieces, bearing in mind that they will have to fit into the cupcake.
  • Place the apple pieces sugar and water in a pan and cook on a medium heat until the sugar melts and starts to caramelise and the apple starts to soften.
  • Using the corer or a teaspoon, cut a core from the centre of the cupcake and fill with a teaspoon of the apple mixture.
  • Cut the cake core in half and replace the top over the apple mixture.

For the Icing

  • Beat the butter for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Sift in the icing sugar add the milk and beat for a further few minutes until the sugar and butter are combined.
  • Spread the icing over the top of the cupcakes.
  • Decorate with chopped pieces of fudge.


If you don't have Caramel Icing Sugar, then use ordrinary icing sugar with 1 tsp vanilla extract or caramel extract if you have that. 


Calories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 131mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 464IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg