Apple-Shaped Cupcakes




Total Time: 33 mins

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 18 mins

Yield: 24 servings

Dish Size: Heart Shaped Muffin Pan





  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • eggs and oil for cake mix
  • 24 paper cupcake liners
  • 2 16-ounce cans vanilla frosting
  • red food coloring
  • 24 mini pretzel sticks
  • 24 green gummy mint leaves





  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Line your temp-tations® heart-shaped muffin pan with cupcake liners. If using one pan you will need to bake these in four batches. 
  2. Fill each liner ⅔ full of batter. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. As the cupcakes bake, the liners will expand to form the shape of a heart. Set cupcakes aside to cool. 
  3. Scoop frosting into a mixing bowl. Stir in a few drops of red food coloring, adding more as needed to reach a bright red color. 
  4. Frost the top of each cooled cupcake. Insert a pretzel stick into the side, near the top where the heart forms a "V". This will be the stem of the apple. Place a mint leaf near the stem. Enjoy.