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Apple Carrot Cake Cupcakes


Apple Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Customize boxed carrot cake into applesauce-stuffed cupcakes. Use store-bought cream cheese frosting, or make your own. Recipe courtesy of Jennie-O.

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  • 1 21.41-ounce package carrot cake mix
  • 1/2 Cup applesauce
  • 1 16-ounce container cream cheese frosting
  • 1/2 Cup chopped toasted pecans or apple pie filling, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.

Prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Fill the muffin cups with the batter. Bake according to package directions. Cool.

Using a melon baller, scoop out the center of each cupcake, scooping almost to the bottom of the cupcake. Spoon 1 generous teaspoon of applesauce into each hole. Frost the tops with cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle the cupcakes with chopped pecans.