2-Ingredient Applesauce Cupcakes from Holley Grainger

2 Ingredient Applesauce Cupcakes

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert



  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix (14-oz)

Optional Toppings

  • peanut butter
  • almond butter
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Vanilla or chocolate icing
  • Grape jelly
  • Dye-free sprinkle
  • mini chocolate chips
  • Coconut
  • Toasted chopped nuts
  • Whole nuts
  • Fresh apple slices


  1. Stir together apple sauce and cake mix in a large bowl until combined. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray and then evenly add batter to the muffin cups filling each 2/3 full.
  2. Bake at 350F for 16 – 17 minutes or until they’re golden brown a wooden pick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes on a baking rack. Once cool, decorate with optional spreads and sprinkles. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.