Apple Cider Cupcakes


Apple Cider Cupcakes

Apple Cider Cupcakes
17 Min

Okay, so when you think of an apple cider recipe, cupcakes probably aren't the first thing that come to mind. But, after one bite of these decadent and moist Apple Cider Cupcakes, they'll move right to the top of your list! It's the perfect holiday dessert, but they'll also be perfect to impress the guests all year round! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 (15.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Frosting
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 20 muffin cups with paper baking liners.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat cake mix, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cloves, 1 cup apple cider, oil, and eggs until thoroughly combined. Spoon batter into liners, filling each about 3/4 full.
  3. Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting, in a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon until fluffy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons apple cider, and beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes and serve.

Test Kitchen Tip

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 20

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 330
  • Calories from Fat 160
  • Total Fat 18g 27 %
  • Saturated Fat 7.1g 36 %
  • Trans Fat 0.4g 0 %
  • Protein 1.9g 4 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 49mg 16 %
  • Sodium 235mg 10 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 42g 14 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1 %
  • Sugars 34g 0 %

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I'm so glad I read the comments on this recipe because I was thinking how odd it would be to use apple cider vinegar in these cupcakes and frosting. LOL Thankfully the recipe doesn't call for it at all and I can give this recipe a try but, I think I may add some diced apples to the mix do you think it'll turn out ok if I do...or is there something I need to add or take out to compensate?

I tried this and found nobody liked them. Vinegar taste was way to strong. Most went in the garbage!!!!

Good morning! We're sorry to hear no one liked them. It seems you may have accidentally used apple cider vinegar as opposed to apple cider, as this recipe doesn't call for any vinegar at all. We hope you'll give them another shot, using regular apple cider instead! have a wonderful day.


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