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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

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This post is sponsored by Pillsbury Baking. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

These Caramel Apple Cupcakes are the perfect fall treat.  They come together quick and easy with a Pillsbury yellow cake mix and the new Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag with Vanilla Frosting.   You can find the clever and easy to use Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags at Target and online at Target.com.  Plus, when you shop in-store you can save 30% with the Target Cartwheel offer.

The cake mix is sweetened with applesauce and caramel and it’s topped with vanilla frosting and a drizzle of caramel sauce. It make for a perfect fall flavor combination.  Yum!

Here is what you will need to make the Caramel Apple Cupcakes

  • Pillsbury Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2 cups Applesauce
  • 1/8 cup Caramel Sauce
  • 3 Eggs


  • Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag – Vanilla
  • Caramel Sauce (for drizzling)

Instead of following the standard cake instructions on the box, add the cake mix, applesauce, caramel sauce and eggs into a bowl and mix until well combined.  Line muffin pan with cupcake liners and spray each liner lightly with cooking spray.  Fill each liner about 2/3 full.    Bake in 350 degree oven for 19-23 minutes.

Take the cupcakes out the oven and let them cool.  Once the cupcakes are completely cool they are ready to be frosted.

You will love the convenience of the Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag.   It has a built-in star tip that makes decorating a breeze.  You will find the Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags in many of your favorite flavors, like Vanilla, Chocolate Fudge and Cream Cheese.

Once all the cupcakes are frosted, top them off with a drizzle of the caramel sauce.

Next time you head to Target, check for the new Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags and make sure you use the 30% off Cartwheel offer to save yourself some money.  The Cartwheel offer is valid through October 25th.  You can decorate your cupcakes, cakes and cookies like a pro!  With the attached star tip you can make any of the following designs:

  • Stars
  • Rosettes
  • Waves

The Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags will be great to have on hand for all of your holiday baking.   Pick some up soon!

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