Apple Cider Cupcakes

Apple Cider Cupcakes


  • Makes: 12 Cupcakes
  • Active Time: 18-20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 36-40 Minutes
  • Tools Required: Standard Muffin Pan, Decorative Paper Liners, Medium Size Bowl, Spatula, Oven Thermometer, Ziploc® Bag

Ingredients

    • For Cupcakes

    • Full box Apple Cake Mix
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup applesauce
    • For Topping

    • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
    • 1/4 cup apple cider
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon apple extract
    • Touch of nutmeg (optional)

Directions

    • For Cupcakes

    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line standard muffin tins with decorative paper liners.
    • Combine eggs, oil, and applesauce in medium size bowl. Add mix. Gently whisk together until smooth. Divide batter into paper liners filling 2/3 full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean.
    • Remove from oven, cooling in tins for 10 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely before decorating.
    • For Topping

    • Combine butter, apple cider, powdered sugar, and apple extract, whisking together until smooth and creamy.
    • Fill Ziploc® bag, snip off bottom corner, and using a circular motion gently squeeze frosting on each cupcake top.
    • Sprinkle nutmeg on top for garnish (optional).

Recipe Summary

Use with

Applesauce Cake Mix

Fresh Ingredients

Eggs, Butter

Staples

Vegetable Oil, Applesauce, Apple Cider (Martinellis®) Powdered Sugar, Apple Extract, Nutmeg

Tools

Standard Muffin Pan, Decorative Paper Liners, Medium Size Bowl, Spatula, Oven Thermometer, Ziploc® Bag

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This apple cider cupcake recipe is sure to be a hit this Fall. These cupcakes are loaded with sweet flavor and a pinch of spice. They are made with delicious American Pie Applesauce Cake Mix and topped with a creamy cider-based icing. If you love the sweet flavor of apples then you will love this gourmet cupcake recipe. What better way to enjoy the crisp autumn weather than with a cup of steaming cider and a spicy sweet apple cider cupcake!