Apple Sauce Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

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These babies are perfect for fall! So I lost the pictures of the baking process, but I still have the pictures from the final product! These cupcakes are good enough without the buttercream if you want to make them for a sweet breakfast treat. But, buttercream is my favorite part of cupcakes, so of course I have to put a yummy caramel buttercream on them! 🙂

Applesauce Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

  • Servings: 18 cupcakes
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup applesauce

Caramel Buttercream:

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup melted caramel
  • 6-7 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
  4. Add in the eggs, mixing 1 at a time.
  5. Mix in the applesauce.
  6. Mix in the dry ingredients.
  7. Spoon the cupcakes into liners in a cupcake pan.
  8. Bake 20-30 mins or until golden edges appear.
  9. While the cupcakes are cooking, cream together butter, vanilla and caramel, then slowly add in the powdered sugar until your desired consistency.
  10. If you want to have a little fun, make some fall themed objects with fondant to decorate.
  11. Let the cupcakes cool, decorate, and serve!

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