Apple Pie Cupcakes

Great pie cupcakes for a Sunday morning or even just as little dessert over coffee.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
24 mini cupcakes



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, or to taste

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 1 ⅔ cups milk

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups unsalted butter, melted

  • 3 apples, peeled and diced


  • 2 ½ cups unsalted butter

  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • 5 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 mini muffin tins with paper cups or grease with butter.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.

  3. Beat sugar, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add melted butter to the mixture. Add the flour mixture gradually, beating until combined. Fold in apples. Pour batter into the mini muffin cups.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert cupcakes carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely, at least 15 minutes, while making the icing.

  5. Beat butter in a large bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg, beating until well blended. Spread icing over the cupcakes.

Cook's Notes:

If using full-sized muffin cups, bake for about 40 minutes.

Substitute shortening for the butter if desired.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of icing ingredients. The actual amount of icing consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

707 Calories
41g Fat
84g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 707
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 25g 126%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 31%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 65g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* 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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