Disney’s Descendants Inspired – Rotten To The Core-cakes


After being able to screen Disney’s Descendants ( Premiering on The Disney Channel July 31st) for weeks now I have had the catchy songs in my head! Sharing a little bit about the movie with the kids, they are more than excited to have a few friends over and watch Descendants when it premieres. We decided “Why not come up with a few fun recipes inspired by the movie” and we started brain storming.

One of my favorite songs in the movie is “Rotten To the Core” and with that our first recipe was created!

Rotten to the Core-Cakes is a Spiced cake cupcake with a Cinnamon Apple filling and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting… Enjoy!

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Disney's Descendants Inspired - Rotten To The Core-cakes
Recipe type: Dessert
Spiced Cake with a Cinnamon apple filling and Cinnamon Cream cheese frosting
  • Spiced Cake-
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ sticks butter (softened)
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • Cream Cheese Frosting-
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  1. step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. step 2 In a bowl place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and ½ teaspoon of salt, and whisk with a wire whisk until combined.
  3. step 3 In another bowl beat the butter and the brown sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. step 4 Add the eggs one at a time until just combined.
  5. step 5 Mix in ½ of the dry ingredients mixture until just combined.
  6. step 6 Beat in the milk until just combined
  7. step 7 Bake for 15-20 or until cupcakes are cooked and let cool
  8. step 8 When cupcakes are cooled make a small hole in the center ( I used an apple corer)
  9. step 9 fill hole with blended apple pie filling
  10. step 10 frost cupcakes and enjoy
  11. Cream Cheese Frosting-
  12. step 1 Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended; stir in vanilla and cinnamon




  1. says

    Hi Meredith,

    Your cupcakes are amazing! I just showed them to my daughter and she is thrilled!!! We can’t wait to add this to our Disney Descendants party list!

    Have a great weekend,

    Mom Does Reviews

    P.S. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to share this with our readers. Look for the tags on twitter now until the #DisneyDescendants premier on July 31st

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