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Apple Cider Cupcakes

Fall is in the air around our neck of the woods… the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves are beginning to turn.  I can’t help but think of all the yummy pumpkin, apple, and peachy things there are to make!!!  These Apple Cider Cupcakes cupcakes are a super easy spin off a cake mix!  I made them last Sunday for my nieces and nephews, they were so sad to be limited to only 2 each! (Except my littlest niece, Tessa, she just wanted refills on the frosting…twice!!)  I quickly told them the Apple Cider Cupcake recipe would be posted for their mommy to make at home… hint, hint Louise 😉

apple cider cupcakes
Apple Cider Cupcakes

Apple Cider Cupcakes

1 box spice cake mix
1 1/3 C apple cider (or replace the amount of water on the box)
1/3 C oil
3 eggs
2 C chopped walnuts (can omit)

Pre heat oven to 325 degrees.  Line muffin pan with paper baking cups.  In a bowl, whip eggs,  drizzle in oil, add cake mix, then apple cider.  Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.  Hand stir in walnuts  Fill cups 3/4 full.

Bake 325 degrees 20-25 minutes

apple cider cupcakes
I made this Apple Cider but it can be store bought
apple cider cupcakes
Beat eggs, drizzle in oil, add cake mix
 
apple cider cupcakes
Add Apple Cider
apple cider cupcakes
Fill muffin tins 2/3 way full (Jake was my helper today!)

Apple Cider Frosting

1/2 C softened butter
1/4 C apple cider
4 C powdered sugar

Whip the butter, add apple cider, whip 2 minutes till creamed.  Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until smooth.  Frost cupcakes and garnish with sprinkled cinnamon, if desired.
(To do the swirl top frosting, double the batch, use a # 1M round or star tip, a large coupler, and a large frosting bag)

apple cider cupcakes
Frosting is a stiff peak consistency
apple cider cupcakes
Apple Cider Cupcakes w/o cinnamon

Apple Cider Cupcakes are surprisingly easy and super delicious!!  It’s a fun recipe for a fall treat 🙂

Yield: 24

Apple Cider Cupcakes

Apple Cider Cupcakes

These Apple Cider Cupcakes cupcakes are a super easy spin off a cake mix.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cup apple cider, or replace the amount of water on the box
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts, can omit
  • For frosting:
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line muffin pan with paper baking cups. I
  3. n a bowl, whip eggs, drizzle in oil, add cake mix, then apple cider.
  4. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Hand stir in walnuts
  6. Fill cups 3/4 full.
  7. Bake 325 degrees 20-25 minutes
  8. For Frosting:
  9. Whip the butter, add apple cider, whip 2 minutes till creamed.
  10. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until smooth.
  11. Frost cupcakes and garnish with sprinkled cinnamon, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g
  1. Ruthie says:

    I just use apple juice and the mulling spices and steeping ball from William and Sonoma's….. My sister gave me them for Christmas several years ago but they still sell them. Store bought apple cider or the fresh stuff would be yummy too!!

  2. Shonte' says:

    These look so good, I'm so excited to try them. I do have a question though, how do you make your Apple Cider?

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