Apple Pie Cupcakes

Disney Park Recipe:

Location: Numerous

Source: thedisneydiner

Ingredients Cupcakes:

  • 1 vanilla cake mix
  • 21 ounce can of apple pie filling

 

Instructions Cupcakes:

  1. Make the cupcakes as per the directions on the box. Bake and let cool completely

before continuing.

  1. Cut a quarter size hole in the top of the cooled cupcakes. Cut about 1/2 inch deep. Remove the “hole” in one piece. Save for later. I like to make it a triangle shape.
  2. Fill the center of each cupcake with apple pie filling.
  3. Place the removed piece of the cupcake back on top of the cupcake upside down. The flat side of the cut out against the apple filling.
  4. Place the cupcakes aside as you prepare the frosting and the streusel.

 

Ingredients Apple Cinnamon Streusel:

  • 2 packets of Apple-Cinnamon instant oatmeal (single serving packets)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

 

Instructions Apple Cinnamon Streusel:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F
  2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oatmeal, flour, and brown sugar. Mix together.
  4. To the oatmeal mixture, add the melted butter and mix until everything is well coated.
  5. Spread the mixture over the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. It will become golden brown. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. Once cool, break the pieces into small pieces.

 

Ingredients Caramel Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons caramel sundae syrup
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons milk

 

Instructions Caramel Buttercream Frosting:

  1. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the butter, vegetable shortening, vanilla, and caramel syrup. Cream until light and fluffy.
  2. Add 1/3 of the milk and mix.
  3. Add 1/3 of the sugar and mix.
  4. Continue alternating between the milk and sugar until complete. If the frosting is too thick/thin, add more milk or sugar to thin/thicken it out.
  5. Place the frosting into a piping bag or a large ziplock bag with the corner cut off.

 

To Assemble the Cupcake:

  1. Starting on the edge of the cupcake, pipe the frosting around the edge and moving upwards with every turn towards the middle.
  2. Using your hands, press the cooled streusel into the edges of the cupcake.

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