APPLE CIDER CUPCAKES

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

INGREDIENTS:
APPLE CIDER CUPCAKES:
  1. 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  6. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  7. 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  8. 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  9. 2 large eggs
  10. 3/4 cup apple cider
  11. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  1. 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  3. 3 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  5. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/8 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:
  • 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.