Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes

Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes that have the taste of an apple pie with the mix of a cinnamon roll! Yum!

I can almost smell it in the air!  Fall is quickly approaching!  As much as I love the lazy days of summer and the fresh grilling, parties and outings it brings I absolutely love fall!  I love the comfort of sweaters, the warmth of hot cocoa and the delicious flavors fall brings!  One of my favorite desserts involves apples and cinnamon and these apple cinnamon cupcakes are delicious!  They have the typical feel of a cinnamon roll but baked in a cupcake pan!  Feel free to use your own cinnamon roll recipe if you have a family favorite but this one is pretty darn good! :) It’s the perfect mix of cinnamon roll meets apple pie all rolled up in a cute package! Pair it with a cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk and your taste buds will thank you! 
Cinnamon Roll

Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes
For the Dough
  1. 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 3 Tbsp. sugar
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 pkg instant yeast
  5. 1/2 cup water
  6. 1/4 cup milk
  7. 2 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  8. 1 egg
For the filling
  1. 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  2. 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 1-2 diced apples
For the dough
  1. Set aside 1/2 cup of flour. Mix together remaining flour, sugar, salt and yeast together.
  2. In a separate microwavable bowl mix together water, milk and butter.
  3. Heat in microwave until it's about 120 degrees.
  4. Add mixture to the flour mixture. Add the egg and renaming flour until the dough pulls from the side of the bowl.
  5. Knead the dough for a few minutes.
  6. Place dough in bowl and allow to rise for 10 minutes.
For the filling
  1. Roll out the dough to form a large rectangle.
  2. Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Dice your apples.
  3. Lightly spread the softened butter onto the dough. Sprinkle the sugar mixture and diced apples onto the dough.
  4. Roll the dough tightly and cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Place in a lined cupcake tray.
  5. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Once your oven reaches 200 degrees turn it off and place rolls in the warm oven.
  6. Allow to rise for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and allow to bake for 20-25 minutes. Place a piece of aluminum foil on top towards the end of baking so your tops don't brown.
Made To Be A Momma
 Make sure you keep an eye on the cupcakes as they are baking.   You may need to take them out when they are just a tiny bit undercooked and let them continue to cook on the counter in the tray.  You may also want to wait to change the babies diaper so you aren’t 2-3 minutes late in taking them out.  I may have had a batch of crusty cinnamon rolls the first time around. :) At least the centers were soft and yummy and it was nothing a little zap in the microwave couldn’t fix! 

Apple Cupcakes


This month I joined forces with my #CreativeBuzz girls to bring you some delicious and fun apple recipes and craft projects! 

Don’t forget to check out those other amazing Apple Projects from #CreativeBuzz bloggers:


1. Individual Caramel Apple Pies from Handmade in the Heartland

2. Caramel Apple Parfait from Just Us Four

3. DIY Apple Chalkboard Teacher Gift from A Glimpse Inside

4. Apples of Gold Printable from All Things with Purpose

5. How to Make a Simple Caramel Apple from Sugar Bee Crafts

6. Oreo Apples Bouquet for Teachers from A Girl and a Glue Gun

7. Modern Apple Cross Stitch from Do Small Things with Love

8. Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes from Made to Be a Momma

9. Vintage Apple Sign from Carissa Miss

10. Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes from This Silly Girl’s Life

11. Easy Clay Snow White Pendant and Apple Earrings from Seven Thirty Three

12. Stenciled Apple Pillow from One Krieger Chick

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  1. says

    Katie, dear. Do you remove the rolls from the oven, after the first rise, while it preheats to 350º? Or just leave them in the entire time from rising to finish as the oven climbs to the higher temperature? If you DO remove them after the 20-25 minute rising time do you do so before that time is up & continue timing the rising as the oven preheats to the baking temperature? I’m sure I could fool around with this and figure it out but would prefer not to experiment & have them turn out wrong the first attempt! Thanks hon!

  2. Emily Bayhan says

    Hi! Thanks so much for this recipe! I was just wondering if there was an alternative to making your own dough, like a Pillsbury Dough Boy package for cinnamon roles or something like that?

  3. donna says

    Do you use a regular size 12 count cupcake pan? How many apple cinnamon cupcakes does this recipe make? Thanks.


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