Spiced Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

Spiced Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream and Apple Pie Topping

Delicious spiced cupcake recipe with cinnamon buttercream and apple pie topping. Perfect for baking for autumn and ideal for sharing this fall.

Course Cake
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Recipes, Autumn Recipes, Cupcakes, Fall Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 24 Cakes
Author Cerys Parker


  • 24 Simple Cupcakes Double up the Simple Cupcake Recipe
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/8 tsp Ground All Spice

Apple Pie topping ingredients:

  • 28 g unsalted butter
  • 720 g peeled and chopped gala apples The finished weight = to 6 cups
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 375 ml water
  • 2 tsp corn flour

Frosting Ingredients

  • 227 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 320 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3-5 tbsp whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 180C degrees and line 2 12 hole muffin tins with cupcake liners.

  2. Mix up the simple cupcakes adding in the spices until combined well.

  3. Scoop cupcake batter into the liners, filling 3/4 way full

  4. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes until golden.

  5. While the cupcakes are baking, make the apple pie filling

Instruction for Apples Pie Topping

  1. Using a medium pot, melt the butter
    Apple Pie Filling to make for these spiced apple pie cupcakes
  2. Stir in the apples, sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Mix in 250ml of the water until combined and cook on a low simmer.

    Homemade Apple Pie Filling for Topping these Spiced Cupcakes
  4. In a small bowl, combine the remaining water with the cornflour, and whisk lightly until smooth.

  5. Add the cornflour mix to the apples and cook 1-2 minutes more, this will thicken the mixture.

  6. Put aside to cool completely.

Frosting Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your stand mixer and mix on a medium speed.

  2. Continue mixing until the frosting has stiff peaks and then add to a piping bag with a star nozzle.

Decorating Directions:

  1. Pipe the frosting onto the top of the cooled cupcakes. Make sure that the top is flat so that apple pie topping can lay on top easily.

  2. Scoop about 1-2 tbsp of the apple pie filling onto the top of the cupcakes
  3. Enjoy!