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These super cute Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes are filled with caramel apple pie filling and decorated with the cutest little apples!
“This recipe was created for #BacktoSchoolTreats Week! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”
Happy Monday, Y’all! This week on the blog we’re celebrating all things “Back to School” because I’m participating in an online recipe event called #BacktoSchoolTreats that’s all about wonderful treats that are perfect for kids and adults as everyone gets ready to head back into new school year.
My first recipe for the event? Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes! Plus there is a HUGE giveaway at the bottom of this post!
These tasty cupcakes are perfect y’all! They would be great for an after school snack or maybe dessert after dinner before the first day of school. They’re filled with an easy caramel apple pie filling and decorated with easy DIY apple sprinkles!
Yes! DIY apple sprinkles haha, I’ll show you how to make them below!
What you need for Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes :
- all-purpose flour
- white cake mix
- granulated sugar
- egg whites
- vegetable oil
- Vanilla Bean Paste or Vanilla extract
- sour cream
(Full recipe below)
To Fill the cupcakes:
After you’ve used the recipe below to make the cupcakes and they’ve cooled, it’s time to fill them with caramel apple pie filling.
Using a small knife to cut a center chunk from the middle of each cupcake. Make sure to save this top because it’ll need to go back.
Mix apple pie filling and caramel sauce together. You may need to chop up the apple pie filling a bit to make sure it fits into the center of the cupcake.
Spoon about 1 teaspoon of chopped apple pie filling into each cupcake.
Drizzle more caramel on top of apple filling if desired.
Plug cupcake back with the piece that was removed. – You may need to remove some of the bottom of the piece of cake before adding it back to the cupcake.
What you will need for the frosting:
- cream cheese
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
What you will need for the Mini Apples:
- Red Pearl Sprinkles
- Green Icing
- Brown Jimmie Sprinkles
Time to learn how to make these easy apple sprinkles and decorate these Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes!
To decorate Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes:
- Pipe a swirl of frosting on cupcakes.
- Add 10 – 16 red pearl sprinkles randomly on each cupcake.
- Pipe a small leaf of green icing (just like a blog/swiggle) on top of each red pearl sprinkle.
- Carefully add a brown Jimmie sprinkle for the apple stem.
That’s it! Now you’ve got delicious Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes topped with super cute mini apple sprinkles!
Now they’re ready to celebrate the new school year!
SPONSORED ITEMS USED IN THIS RECIPE:
- Sweets and Treats – Midi Sugar Pearl Sprinkles: Red
- Dixie Crystals – Granulated Sugar & Powdered Sugar
- Taylor & Colledge – Vanilla Bean Paste
Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes
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Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:
Back to School Breakfasts:
Baked Funfetti Doughnuts from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins from Comfortably Domestic
Breakfast Cookies from Home Sweet Homestead
Brioche Bread Pudding from Simply Healthyish
Chocolate Chip Maple Pecan Granola from Family Around the Table
Chocolate Malt Waffles from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Coconut Oatmeal Breakfast Bars from The Beard and The Baker
Homemade Honey Buns from The Domestic Kitchen
Nutella Waffles with Strawberry Syrup from The Redhead Baker
Oatmeal Pear Bars from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
PB&J Overnight Oats from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Peaches and Maple Crunch Breakfast Jars from My Sweet Zepol
Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins from The Spiffy Cookie
Triple Berry Overnight French Toast from The Nifty Foodie
Back to School Desserts:
‘Ah! Sunflower’ Cupcakes from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Almond Joy Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Back-to-School Sundae from Our Good Life
Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes from Big Bear’s Wife
Caramel Apple Dip from The Mandatory Mooch
Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Easy Chocolate No Bake Cookies from Jen Around the World
Chocolate Pudding & Caramel Parfait from Girl Abroad
Oatmeal Cream Pie Layer Cake from Love and Confections
Vanilla Bean Pudding Pops from Hardly A Goddess
Back to School Drinks:
Caramel Apple Iced Tea from For the Love of Food
Dairy-Free Apple Pie Smoothie from Frugal & Fit
Iced Apple Ginger Ale from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Iced Salted Caramel Latte from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
PRIZE #1 DIXIE CRYSTALS
Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Keurig K-Select Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker.
Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. For generations, Dixie Crystals has been at the heart of family traditions and celebrations. Our pure cane, non-GMO sugar products guarantee that treasured family recipes will turn out right every time. Bake with love and Dixie Crystals.
PRIZE#2 SWEETS & TREATS
We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups we’re a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.
PRIZE#4 TAYLOR & COLLEDGE
Taylor & Colledge is giving one winner a selection of their gourmet extract pastes, including Organic Vanilla Bean Baking Paste, Lavender Baking Paste, Almond Baking Paste, Coconut Baking Paste, Lemon Baking Paste, and Peppermint Baking Paste.
Taylor & Colledge has been making award winning Vanilla products since 1897. As a family owned business, Taylor & Colledge has always been committed to the fair, ethical and sustainable sourcing of Vanilla. Over the years they have pioneered a number of country specific programs to support growers, their families and to make the vanilla industry more sustainable. They have also taken this knowledge and expertise and applied it to their full range of baking pastes. Whether it’s sourcing the finest peppermint (mentha piperita) to make the best Peppermint Oil, or using only real Almond Milk and Oil of Bitter Almond for their natural Almond Extract Paste, Taylor & Colledge is committed to transform your baking with premium quality pastes, made with only the finest ingredients from around the world.
Flahavan’s is giving one winner an oat prize package including a jar for overnight oats and a selection of Rolled Oats, Quick to Cook Oats, and Steel Cut Oats.
Ireland’s oldest family-owned food business is situated at the family mill in the Southeast of Ireland. Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back over 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.
Thank you to #BacktoSchoolTreats Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, Taylor & Colledge, and Flahavan’s for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BacktoSchoolTreats giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.
Five (5) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #BacktoSchoolTreats Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BacktoSchoolTreats posts or entry.