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Apple Filled Spiced Cupcakes

Indulge your senses with our irresistible Apple Filled Spiced Cupcakes, a symphony of warm spices and luscious apple goodness. Picture sinking your teeth into moist, cinnamon-kissed cake, revealing a hidden pocket of sweet, tender apple filling that bursts with flavor.



  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup Musselman's Apple Sauce
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 cup full fat buttermilk
  • 1 (21 oz) can of Lucky Leaf Apple Fruit Filling

Caramel Buttercream

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar



  1. Step 1
    Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line large muffin pans with 15 larger cupcake liners. Set them aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients with a whisk. Combine all of the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

  2. Step 2
    Add the wet to the dry and whisk together until combined. Do not over mix. With a large ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pans. Fill them ¾ of the way full.

  3. Step 3
    Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the cupcakes are firm to the touch. Let cool on a wire rack completely before frosting.

Caramel Buttercream

  1. Step 1
    In the bowl of your stand mixer, mix the butter and caramel sauce until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and salt and combine. Add in the confectioners sugar and mix until thoroughly combined.

  2. Step 2
    When the cupcakes are completely cooled, with a sharp knife, cut a round part out of the middle of the cupcake, being careful not to go too deep. Place the apple fruit filling into a bowl and chop up the pieces of apple until they are small enough to fit into the well of the cupcakes.

  3. Step 3
    Fill the cupcakes with about 2 teaspoons of apple fruit filling. Place just the top part of the piece that you cut on top of the filling so it will lay flat.

  4. Step 4
    Frost the cupcakes with the caramel buttercream and decorate with festive sprinkles. Store in the fridge for up to a few days if not eaten the same day.

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Lizzie from Sweet Things by Lizzie has loved baking for as long as she can remember. One of her first memories as a child was at the age of 5, watching her Father walk across the lawn carrying an Easy Bake Oven in his arms, and Lizzie started jumping up and down with joy.

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