Apple Cider Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Apple Cider Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting is the perfect simple dessert recipe to celebrate the fall season.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 150kcal
Author April Woods



  • one box vanilla cake mix
  • ingredients to prepare boxed cake mix
  • 5 packets spiced apple cider drink mix


  • 1 and 1/2 cups caramel candy cubes
  • 1 container vanilla icing
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt taste as you go
  • powdered sugar as needed



  • Add apple cider drink mix to box cake mix and prepare cupcakes per package directions.
  • Allow to cool completely before icing.


  • Melt caramel candies in the microwave (cook in 20 second increments and stir between, until melted through), it should yield approximately 1 cup when melted.
  • In a bowl, combine vanilla icing and melted caramel. Add salt.  Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for at least 10 - 15 minutes, until icing is cool enough to hold its form. 
  • If icing is still too runny, add powdered sugar in small increments until desired consistency is reached.  
  • Frost cupcakes and enjoy!


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Calories: 150kcal