Desserts

Caramel Apple Cake Cups

The apple desserts are starting to pop up everywhere and I’m jumping on the apple wagon too. I adore the apple and caramel combination and imagined a cake cup with the perfect marriage of flavours.

In this recipe, I used a butter pecan cake mix, Kraft caramels, and apple pie filling. You know me and my cake mix hacks πŸ™‚

Caramel Apple Cake Cups - A sweet and decadent recipe made from butter pecan cake mix, Kraft caramels and apple pie filling!

Caramel Apple Cake Cups

I had the idea of the caramel melting at the bottom of the cake cup. I had to time it so the cake cup was almost baked and that the caramel had enough time to soften and melt.

Caramel Apple Cake Cups - A sweet and decadent recipe made from butter pecan cake mix, Kraft caramels and apple pie filling!

It gets even better with caramel sauce drizzled on top. It’s sooooo sweet and perfectly decadent.

Caramel Apple Cake Cups - A sweet and decadent recipe made from butter pecan cake mix, Kraft caramels and apple pie filling!

I didn’t know whether or not to lick off all that sweet sticky caramel first or pop the cake up in my mouth and experience all the deliciousness simultaneously.

Caramel Apple Cake Cups - A sweet and decadent recipe made from butter pecan cake mix, Kraft caramels and apple pie filling!

They look a bit like little apple caramel pies don’t they? Serve with some vanilla ice cream if you like! Out of all the cake and cookie cups I’ve made recently, this recipe is one of my faves.

Caramel Apple Cake Cups - A sweet and decadent recipe made from butter pecan cake mix, Kraft caramels and apple pie filling!

What are your thoughts on the caramel apple flavour combo?Β 

Caramel Apple Cake Cups - A sweet and decadent recipe made from butter pecan cake mix, Kraft caramels and apple pie filling!

Yield: 7 to 10

Caramel Apple Cake Cups

Sweet and decadent recipe for Caramel Apple Cake Cups made from butter pecan cake mix, Kraft caramels and apple pie filling!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Butter Pecan Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 10 – 12 caramels
  • 1/4 cup apple pie filling
  • caramel sauce, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together cake mix, butter and eggs.
  3. Take about a 1 tbsp of dough and press it into the muffin tin. Make sure to not make it too thick or it won’t cook entirely in the center.
  4. Place in oven for about 7 minutes. Remove from oven and poke the center with a spoon to create your cup. Put the cake cups back in the oven for another 5 minutes and then repeat the process to create your cup.
  5. Place back in the oven for another 5 minutes. They should be almost ready by now. Remove from the oven and use the spoon again to poke the center to make it cup-shaped. Then place one caramel in each cup. Put back in the oven for another 5 to 9 minutes, until caramel is melted and cake cups are golden.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool.
  7. Once cool, add about 1 tsp of apple pie filling to each cake cup. Drizzle with caramel sauce if desired.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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