Caramel Apple Cupcakes

These caramel apple cupcakes are the perfect embodiment of Autumn. A sticky maple sponge filled with cinnamon spiced apples and topped with a caramel drizzled maple buttercream.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

I’ve gone a bit Autumn mad recently, the second the slightest chill hit the air I was elbow deep in my spice drawer digging out the cinnamon and ginger. Prepare for an overload of apples, pumpkin and all things cinnamon on the blog for the next few weeks. In fact, I’ve got a few pumpkin spiced breakfasts to share with you guys soon. Sorry, not sorry!

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

These caramel apple cupcakes are the perfect way to welcome in the Autumnal vibes. They’re perfectly spiced, slightly sticky and oh so indulgent. They’re my absolute favourite Autumnal bake and something I get requests for year after year.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes


This year I’m going to throw myself head first into the seasonal festivities. Every year I fall into the same trap of putting my pyjamas on the second I get home from work and settling down with a cup of hot chocolate. I mean, that’s nice and all, but I really want to more out of Autumn this year. So far I’ve got a few scare mazes planned and I’ve booked myself a table for an Octoberfest feast at The Broad Chare in Newcastle. I’m very excited, I’ll be sure to share the evening with you guys here.  I just wish Pumpkin Patches were more of a thing in the UK, how magical are they?!

What are your favourite Autumnal things to do? I’d love some inspiration.

Looking for a little bit more Autumnal baking inspiration? Check out some of my favourites here: Pumpkin Brown Butter Cupcakes //  Pumpkin Pie Bars //  Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes


These caramel apple cupcakes are the perfect embodiment of Autumn. A sticky maple sponge filled with cinnamon spiced apples and topped with a caramel drizzled maple buttercream.


Units Scale
  1. For the cupcakes:
    • 125g unsalted butter, softened
    • 300g self-raising flour
    • 2tsp ground cinnamon
    • 225g light brown sugar
    • 120ml maple syrup
    • 4 eggs
    • 170g grated apples (around 3 medium apples)

    For the frosting:

    • 175g unsalted butter, softened
    • 350g icing sugar
    • 2tbsp maple syrup
    • 2tbsp whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C and line a 12 hole cupcake tray with paper cases.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, beating well between each addition followed by the flour, cinnamon and maple syrup, mix until all the ingredients are combined. Stir through the grated apple.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop fill each cupcake liner to 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes until risen and springy when touched. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before removing to a baking rack to finish cooling.
  4. To make the frosting mix the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until pale and soft. Add the icing sugar, syrup and milk. Turn the mixer on low and gradually increase the speed. Whip for 5 minutes, if the frosting looks too stiff add a splash more milk until you reach a nice piping consistency.
  5. Once the cupcakes have cooled fill a piping bag, fitted with an open star nozzle with the maple syrup frosting and pipe each cupcake with a swirl. Drizzle each cake with some caramel sauce and chopped toffee pieces.


  1. The un-iced cupcakes freeze perfectly for up to 3 months. Simply remove them from the freezer, allow to defrost at room temperature for a few hours then frost as normal.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Cupcakes
  • Cuisine: Baking

Keywords: Cupcakes, Apple, Toffee Apple, Caramel Apple, Cake


  1. September 20, 2018 / 11:04 am

    These look so tasty and yummy. I might have to print out this recipe for my daughter to try.

  2. September 20, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, there are simply no words to say how amazing these look! I am literally drooling here! Love the sound of the maple sponge. I’m going to have to make these. x

  3. September 20, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    Oooh yum yum, I love how cute these caramel apple cupcakes look, I have not made cupcakes in months and now wanting to create something more autumn.

  4. September 21, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    These look amazing! Perfect for this time of year, I could just eat a one now x

  5. September 21, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh! How cute are those cakes. They honestly look amazing and I’d love to give these a try myself. Starting to feel very Autumny now. x

  6. September 21, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    Oh gosh these look SO yummy and your pictures are AMAZING. They belong in a magazine and cook books too! I have followed on Instagram

    • September 22, 2018 / 7:21 am

      Thank you so much Stephanie! That’s so kind of you to say 🙂

      Katie xoxo

  7. September 21, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    wow these look amazing and perfect for our little Halloween party we might be having!

  8. September 23, 2018 / 11:24 am

    These look amazing and so easy too. Yum!!

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