• 1 box spice cake mix
  • Eggs and water called for on box (omit any vegetable oil in the directions)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup shredded fresh apple (I used Gala apples)
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • Cinnamon
  • Caramel ice cream topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line 24 cupcake cups with silicone or paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, water, and applesauce. Gently fold in the shredded apple.
  3. Fill liners ¾ of the way with cake batter and bake for 19-23 minutes.
  4. While the cupcakes are baking, cream together the cream cheese and butter for the frosting. Add the vanilla and slowly stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to frost the cupcakes.
  5. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting and sprinkling with cinnamon and drizzling with caramel.
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