Easy Apple Spice Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 box of Pillsbury Purely Simple White Cake Mix
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg

Maple Cream Cheese Icing

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/22 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Follow the instructions on the Pillsbury Purely Simple White Cake Mix box
  2. Add apples and spices and gently mix.
  3. Bake according to directions on package.
  4. Allow to cool and then frost with your favorite cream cheese icing

For the icing

  1. Using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter together.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of confectioner’s sugar at a time until you reach desired consistency and sweetness.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup to frosting. Taste for sweetness and maple flavor. If you want more maple flavor, add 2 more tablespoons and combine with mixer.
  4. Frost cake immediately or place frosting in fridge until ready to frost.