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Teachers Day Cupcakes

Apple Pull Apart Cupcake Cake

Create this easy teacher day cake! These teacher cupcakes are easy to share with the class or other teachers and are sure to make any teacher feel special.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 3 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt

Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Powdered Sugar
  • 2 sticks Butter (1 cup)
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 stick Shortening (½ cup)
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Dark Brown Gel Food Dye
  • 2 tbsp Red Gel Food Dye
  • 1 tsp Green Gel Food Dye


How To Make Teacher Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill each cavity of a cupcake pan with a liner.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar. Then add in the butter and beat again.
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  • Add in the rest of the ingredients, beat until thoroughly combined. 
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  • Fill each cupcake liner about ⅔ of the way full. Bake for 17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
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How To Make Cupcake Frosting

  • Cream together the butter, shortening, and cream cheese until smooth. 
  • Add in the vanilla and mix well. 
  • Add in the powdered sugar a couple cups at a time until thoroughly combined.

How To Assemble Teachers Day Cake

  • Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, assemble them in rows on a cake board or transportable hard, flat surface as follows: 
    1st row - 1 cupcake
    2nd row - 3 cupcakes
    3rd row - 4 cupcakes
    4th row - 5 cupcakes
    5th row - 4 cupcakes
    6th row - 3 cupcakes
  • Add two cupcakes going sideways off the corner of the stem.
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  • Place about 6-8 ounces of frosting in a separate bowl and add the green dye. Mix well. Frost the two extra cupcakes you put off the bottom corner of the stem.
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  • Put about 6-8 ounces of the frosting in another bowl, and add the brown food dye. Mix well. Use this brown frosting to frost the very top cupcake and the one directly underneath it to make the stem.
  • Frost all the other lined up cupcakes red and you’re all set!
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This recipe makes around 22-25 Regular Cupcakes or 1 Apple Shaped Cake.
If you are short on time or do not enjoy baking it is perfectly okay to make the cupcakes with a cake mix then frost them yourself. 
Find cake mixes to try HERE