Incredible Middles – Apple Caramel Decadent Cupcakes

Rating: 4.4 16 Comments

Decadent cupcakes with a delicious caramel middle! All it takes is one box of Duncan Hines Apple Caramel Cake Mix to make these delicious, moist cupcakes.


  1. Preheat Oven to 350° F
  2. Place 14-16 liners in muffin cups. (Baking tip: Spray top of pan with cooking spray for cupcakes to release from pan easier.)
  3. Mix batter according to directions. Spoon batter into muffin tin, about 2/3rds of the way full. You will have enough batter for 14-16 cupcakes.
  4. Mix caramel pouch as directed on box. Spoon a heaping teaspoon of caramel on top of the batter. Do not mix into batter. Gently swirl caramel into surface of cupcake using a knife.
  5. Bake for 21-24 mins. Cupcakes will be golden brown and spring back when touched in center. Allow to cool completely before frosting. Frost with Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Vanilla Frosting and decorate.


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eldolai on Oct 6, 2014 12:07 a.m.

Looks delicious!

trax on Oct 28, 2013 5:32 p.m.

Looks delicious - will make these for sure!

brandysnap on Oct 5, 2013 6:32 p.m.

Saw this in the store yesterday. Too bad I can't eat it. 'Manufactured on equipment that also processes tree nuts.'

entine on Nov 13, 2013 2:21 p.m.

too bad.

Tyzack101 on Sep 28, 2013 11:37 a.m.

Just wondering if a teaspoon of applesauce would add more moisture?

lorraine.munro.121 on Sep 28, 2013 2:15 a.m.

It looks like it has a centre of caramel. But the instructions say to mix it into the top. How does it get to the centre?

Wooffin on Oct 8, 2013 4:11 p.m.

It probably isnks when the batter rises.

anchantra on Sep 27, 2013 10:36 p.m.

These look so good! I definitely need to make them!

Gypsy06 on Sep 27, 2013 10:31 p.m.

Looks great! I'll have to keep looking for the mix.

abbysmom on Sep 27, 2013 9:49 p.m.

haven't found this in the stores yet ... can't wait to try them

rowszee on Sep 27, 2013 4:31 p.m.

This cake is so delicious. I can't wait to try these cupcakes. Makes my mouth water just looking at them and picturing the delicious cake mix you make them with!

avasmama on Sep 26, 2013 10:55 a.m.

I haven't tried this cake mix yet. It looks delish, going on my grocery list!

kushie on Sep 7, 2013 1:52 p.m.

they all look great and would like to try one of them

ncumine on Sep 7, 2013 1:05 p.m.


Muffin Maven on Dec 9, 2012 6:30 a.m.

Weeeeellll! I am here to tell ya.... these cupcakes are surely names accurately.... I made a batch yesterday for the Sunday School Children's bake 15 muffins out of the batch...GORGEOUS! I took some photos, but don't know how to submit them on this site....