Apple Spice Muffins

These Apple Spice Muffins are the perfect way to start your day! Spice cake mix, apple pie filling and streusel topping bring you one delicious muffin!

Apple Spice Muffins from #muffins #breakfast 2WM

I don’t know about you but I love muffins. I love baking them. I love eating them. I love going into bakeries and cafes and looking at the muffins in their display windows. They always look so perfect and delicious.

Baking muffins is beginning to be a favorite activity of mine. There are so many different ways that muffins can be prepared; the possibilities are pretty much endless. Yesterday I made some Vegan Apple Berry Bran Muffins. Not only are they delicious, they are also pretty healthy. The Apple Spice Muffins that I’m sharing with you today aren’t exactly what I’d call healthy but they are delicious. And sometimes delicious food triumphs healthy food. And that’s ok as long as it is in moderation.

Easy to make Apple Spice Muffins are made using boxed spice cake mix and apple pie filling and topped with cream cheese icing. So delicious and a perfect breakfast served with coffee! | This Gal Cooks

Doesn’t that ooey gooey apple pie filling look delicious? Apple pie filling, streusel topping and a drizzle of cream cheese glaze. You can’t go wrong with these delicious little muffins. Go ahead, you know you want to make these. Don’t worry, they are super duper easy to make. And if you recently made my Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins, then you just might have some cream cheese glaze leftover, which eliminates the need to make it!

Apple Spice Muffins
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Recipe type: muffins
Serves: 12 muffins
  • 1 box of spice cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix)
  • 1 21oz can apple pie filling. You'll probably need to chop the apples.
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ⅔ C water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ C cold butter, cubed
For the Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 4oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  1. In the bowl fo a stand up mixer, beat together ½ cake mix, water, flour and baking powder.
  2. Beat in the eggs until well blended.
  3. Drop batter (about 2 tbsp but more if you want bigger muffins) into lined muffin cups. Then drop some of the apple pie filling onto the top of the batter.
  4. In another mixing bowl, cut the butter into the remaining cake mix until it's crumbly.
  5. Top the apple pie filling with the some of the crumb mixture. Do this to each muffin. You don't want to leave anybody out, do you?
  6. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes
  7. Meanwhile, make the cream cheese glaze. In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Beat in the vanilla extract, whipping cream and gradually beat in the milk until the desired consistency is reached.
  8. Remove the muffins from the oven when they are done baking. Check to see if they are done by inserting a toothpick into the center of one of the muffins. If it comes out clean, you're good to go. Well, clean of cake batter. You will probably get apple pie filling on the toothpick. :)
  9. Allow the muffins to cool for 15-20 minutes and then drizzle with the cream cheese glaze.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin

Apple Spice Muffins from www.thisgalcooks WM


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  1. says

    I totally agree Julie! You can prepare it in so many ways. I LOVE muffins and these apple spice muffins sounds so good right now with some coffee of mine. :) Have a great week!

    • Julie says

      Thank you., Loretta! That’s how I am. Too much glaze is just too much! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Julie says

      Thank you for stopping by, Krista! Another one of my favorite apple recipes is an Apple Betty. OMG. Baked apples with a crunchy cinnamon/sugar/butter topping? YES PLEASE! Have a good weekend, Krista!

  2. Mychael Dio says

    We are not too big on apples in this household, but these look and sound too wonderful to not at least try out a batch!!

    • Mychael Dio says

      I bet that since we are not that big on apples in my house, I could basically substitute any type of fruit filling….Imagine these made with cherry or peach, for example…Peach would be AWESOME……Good cooks like us, like to find a basic recipe,and experiment, ya now!!..Some of my bEST dishes were made by using what i had on hand, rather than going out and buying what it called for…


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