This is one of my favorite little desserts. I normally grab one in the morning for a little snack or when guests come over for dinner. It's great served with vanilla ice cream. Add any type of frosting and enjoy!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
12 mins
5 mins
37 mins
2 dozen cupcakes


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease 24 muffins cups or line with paper liners.

  • Process red apple through a food processor until minced; transfer to a bowl. Process Granny Smith apple through a food processor until minced; transfer to a separate bowl.

  • Combine cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a bowl using an electric mixer or by hand until batter is smooth. Fold 1/2 cup sweet apple and 1/2 cup Granny Smith apples into batter.

  • Spread graham cracker crumbs onto a piece of waxed paper; add cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour butter over crumbs and mix using your hands until crumbs are moist. Fill each muffin cup with 1 teaspoon crumb mixture and fill the remainder with batter. Sprinkle any remaining crumb mixture over batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 12 to 17 minutes. Cool cupcakes in tin for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Cook's Note:

If you want more apples in cake mix for a more textured and taste, add 1 cup of tart apples.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making cupcakes are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 21.1g 7% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 28.7mg 10% DV; sodium 183.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
I was a little disappointed in these cupcakes. The gram cracker crust was too crumbly. It needed more butter to hold it together. The cupcakes themselves just tasted like yellow cake with bits of apple. If I make these again I will add spice to the cake batter or purchase a spice cake instead of a yellow cake I will also use more butter to make the crust stay together Read More