Applesauce-Filled Cupcakes


Easy cinnamon-flavored, applesauce-filled cupcakes are drizzled with cinnamon icing and garnished with chopped pecans.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
24 cupcakes


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup Mott's® Natural Applesauce


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 teaspoons milk, or as needed

  • Chopped pecans for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) or to temperature indicated on cake mix package. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Pour cake mix into bowl and add 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Prepare cake batter (with vegetable oil and eggs) according to package directions.

  3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full, and bake according to package directions (typically 18 to 21 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.

  4. Remove muffin pans from the oven, and allow to cool.

  5. Cut a plug about 1-1/2" inches long and 3/4 inch in diameter out of the center of each cupcake. Fill the opening with about 2 teaspoons applesauce or enough to fill hole.

  6. Beat together the confectioners' sugar, cinnamon, and milk until mixture can be drizzled. If too thin, add more sugar; if too thick, add more milk. Drizzle icing over top of cupcake. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Allow icing to dry before serving.

Cook's Note:

An inexpensive plastic cup cake corer creates a perfect hole in the center of the muffin or cupcake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

140 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 140
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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