Apple Cupcakes

apple cupcakes

What's more delicious than a red, ripe, juicy apple? An apple look-alike! These cupcakes are easy to whip up and a great addition to any Fall-themed party.

Hands-On Time: 15 minutes
Ready In: 35 minutes
Yield: 12 servings


    1 boxed yellow cake mix
    apple juice - as needed
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    2 cups white icing
    red food coloring - as needed
    6 cinnamon sticks - each cut in half
    6 candy spearmint leaves - cut in half horizontally


  1. Prepare cake mix using apple juice in place of water and adding cinnamon.
  2. Bake in 12 muffin cups as directed.
  3. While cupcakes are baking, tint icing with red food coloring so it is the color of ripe apples.
  4. Frost cupcakes and push a cinnamon stick in the center of each, sticking out slightly so it looks like an apple stem. Add a candy spearmint 'leaf' to each.
See more recipes from Anne Coleman (aka Short Order Mom).

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