Apple cider cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are a light and fluffy dessert just right for fall! The cupcake is made with apple cider!

Apple Cider Cupcakes

Servings: 12 -14
Apple cider cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are a light and fluffy dessert just right for fall! The cupcake is made with apple cider!

Ingredients

Apple Cider Cupcakes:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled (1 stick)
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • To make the cupcakes, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a large bowl.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until combined, about 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the eggs one at a time until smooth then whisk in the vanilla and apple cider.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir gently until combined. Scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  • Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full with batter.
  • Bake for 21–23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  • While cooling, make the frosting.In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter together on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add 3 confectioners' sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and beat again on high speed for at least 3 minutes.
  • Place the frosting in a piping bag and pipe on top of cooled cupcakes.
  • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

Baked cupcakes without frosting can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Cider Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 212mg9%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.