Apple Pie Cupcakes

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I have posted apple pie cupcake recipes before, but this one from Spend With Pennies is much faster because you can “cheat” by using a box cake mix and canned pie filling.  If you prefer to use fresh apples, a recipe for homemade apple pie filling is below.  But a batch of these yummy cupcakes can be whipped up in a jiffy if you find yourself in a pinch for a fall dessert.

Apple Pie Cupcakes


  • 1 Box of White Cake Mix
  • Ingredients required on the box for cupcakes
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 can (22 oz) apple pie filling or 1 recipe Homemade Apple Pie Filling (recipe below)
  • whipped cream or ice cream for topping (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees & line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Make cupcake batter according to box directions. Stir in cinnamon.
  3. Chop apple pie filing into bite sized pieces.
  4. Add 3 tablespoons of cake batter to each cupcake liner. Place 1 slightly heaped tablespoon of pie filling on top of the batter.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes.
  6. Top with ice cream or whipped cream.
The apple pie filling will find it’s way to the center of the cupcake on its own.
  • 4 medium apples
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Peel, core and slice apples.
  2. Melt butter and cinnamon over medium heat. Stir in apples, sugar & 3 tablespoons water.
  3. Cover and cook stirring occasionally for 4-6 minutes or until very slightly softened.
  4. In a small dish combine cornstarch and water. Add to pan while stirring and continue to cook until apples are soft (not mushy) and filling is thickened. Let bubble 1 minute. Cool.

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