Made with marzipan apples, these apple pie cupcakes with cream-cheese frosting will sell like hotcakes.


Recipe Summary

Makes 2 dozen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two standard muffin tins with paper liners; set aside. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in eggs and vanilla.

  • Reduce speed to low; mix in apples. Add flour mixture; mix, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, until just combined.

  • Fill lined cups halfway with batter; bake until tops are springy to the touch, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from tins; let cool on a wire rack. When completely cool, frost cupcakes; top with marzipan apples.

  • For marzipan apples: Tint some marzipan red and some green (find it in the baking section of your grocery store). Roll red marzipan into balls on a cornstarch-dusted surface. Score bottoms with toothpick. For leaves, flatten teardrop-shaped green marzipan; add veins with toothpick. Roll worms from un-tinted marzipan; add green nonpareils for eyes. Use brown sprinkles for stems. Make holes for worm and stem, and insert.

Reviews (6)

159 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
These are the very best apple cupcakes i have ever had. this is my go to....the only thing i change is no allspice...all cinnamon...not sure why someone had an issue with them but they come out perfect every time....each oven is different...just use the spring back method to make sure they are cooked....i also change the icing to a cinnamon cream cheese.....this is my most requested cupcake ever......
Rating: 1 stars
This recipe was terrible.Baking time was wrong .Just nothing good about it From now on I use Paula Deens apple cake recipe...
Rating: Unrated
These were very delicious! Everyone loved them.
Rating: 5 stars
these are great! very apple-y and the cream cheese frosting goes perfectly!!
Rating: Unrated
This recipe was PERFECT! Follow every step and you will have everyone fallimg for these cupcake!
Rating: Unrated
These are delicious!