Easy apple spiced cupcakes stuffed with an apple pie filling, topped off with salted caramel buttercream frosting and caramel drizzle.
For the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cupcake pan with paper cups.
Make the apple pie filling: In a medium saucepan, place chopped apples, butter, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and apple pie spice together. Cook over medium heat for about 5 to 8 minutes, until apples are tender. Stir occasionally. Allow mixture to cool.
Make the frosting: In the bowl of an electric stand mixer or with your hand mixer, cream butter on medium high speed for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add vanilla extract and salted caramel sauce; mix until combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
Assembly: Using a small knife, cut and remove a circle in the center of each cupcake.