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Apple Cider Cupcakes

The smell of these Apple Cider Cupcakes is going to be enough to make your mouth water. Seasonal recipes are starting to pop up and these cupcakes are a must make on your fall list. Made with real apple cider, spice cake mix, and apple pie spice, you are about to make the tastiest cupcakes of the season!

apple cider cupcakes with walnut topping

What Are Apple Cider Cupcakes?

My family will eat cupcakes in any form, however, these Apple Cider Cupcakes are a favorite. You get the taste of fall, but you also get a delicious dessert! If you are craving apple cider, but in the form of a cupcake, then this is your recipe to make! Yes, these cupcakes are made using actual apple cider, which makes them extra delicious and unique.

Ingredients Used to Make Cupcakes with Apple Cider

ingredients for apple cider cupcakes

Are you wondering what delicious ingredients are used to make these cupcakes? Here is a breakdown of the main ingredients. You probably have several of these ingredients on hand already, which means you’re one step closer to tasting these cupcakes.

  • Spice cake mix – You’ll love the simplicity of using an already made spice cake mix.
  • Apple cider – This is the magic ingredient in these delicious cupcakes.
  • Eggs – You can’t make cupcakes without eggs!
  • Vegetable oil – To help make these cupcakes, you’ll need vegetable oil.
  • Apple pie spice – This spice will help to bring out the flavor of the apple cider.
  • Chopped walnuts – This cupcake has a little crunch thanks to these chopped walnuts!

In order to make the frosting, you’ll simply need vanilla buttercream. You can also switch it up and use brown sugar maple buttercream or vanilla cream cheese buttercream.

How to Make Apple Cider Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven.
  • Line 2 cupcake trays with 24 cups
  • Follow the recipe to make the cupcakes.
  • Evenly distribute between 24 cups
  • Bake the cupcakes until done.
  • Allow cupcakes to call in the pan.
  • Remove from pan and allow cupcakes to cool.
  • Top with frosting and chopped walnuts

Can I add vanilla?

Absolutely. It didn’t really need it due to using apple cider. You can add vanilla to the recipe to give it a creamier taste!

Can this be made without icing?

You can leave the icing off of this cupcake. It will end up tasting like an apple nut muffin. It’s so good!

How do you choose Buttercream Vs Cream cheese?

Keep in mind that cream cheese gives the cupcakes a tangy sweet and very smooth flavor to the apple cider cupcakes. If you choose buttercream, you’ll notice it will be sweeter and not have the tang.

apple cider cupcakes on a plate

Storing and Freezing Directions

How to store – These cupcakes are best stored in an airtight container. You can store cupcakes made with buttercream frosting on the counter for 2 days. Any longer than that and they need to be put in the fridge.

How to freeze – Place the completed cupcakes in an airtight container and then place them in the freezer. These are best consumed within 3-6 months. Label the cupcakes so that you know when they were made.

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unwrapped apple cider cupcakes with frosting
apple cider cupcakes
Yield: 2 dozen

Apple Cider Cupcakes

The smell of these Apple Cider Cupcakes is going to be enough to make your mouth water. Seasonal recipes are starting to pop up and these cupcakes are a must make on your fall list. Made with real apple cider, spice cake mix, and apple pie spice, you are about to make the tastiest cupcakes of the season!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (15oz) spice cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup Apple cider
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Line 2 cupcake trays with 24 cups
  3. Beat cake mix apple cider eggs oil and apple pie spice on low speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  4. Beat at medium speed for two minutes
  5. Straight down the sides of the bowl and fold in chopped walnuts.
  6. Evenly distribute between 24 cups
  7. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow cupcakes to call in the pan for 10 minutes before removing.
  9. Remove from pan and allow cupcakes to cool completely for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. Top with frosting and more chopped walnuts



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