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Spiced Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"Fall in love with these cinnamon spiced cupcakes! Apple butter adds a whole new twist."
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1 h 10 m servings 288 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (18 cupcakes)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in egg, apple butter, yogurt and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt.
  4. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Divide batter between 18 standard muffin tins prepared with paper liners. Bake 25-27 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Transfer to rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  7. Using a mixer, whip butter and cream cheese for 2 minutes.
  8. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing for 1 minute between each addition.
  9. Mix in cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Mix 1-2 more minutes or until light and fluffy.
  10. Refrigerate frosting 15-30 minutes before piping onto cupcakes.
  11. Refrigerate cupcakes until serving.


  • Note:
  • Based on reviewer comments, we have reduced the frosting ingredient amounts to produce a smaller amount of frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 288 calories; 11.3 g fat; 44.6 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; 41 mg cholesterol; 209 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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These were very good! I did what the first reviewer recommended and only made half of the icing and that was plenty. Also, instead of the spices listed, I used 2 tsp of Apple Pie Spice.

I'm kind of new to this whole cooking and baking thing, so I really appreciate easy deserts like this! My recipe only turned out 14 cupcakes rather than 18 but that doesn't really bother me :) I...

This could easily be a 5 star recipe except that the frosting amount is ridiculous. The frosting part of this recipe makes at least twice, if not three times as much frosting as needed, even w...

Delicious! Made the whole house smell of Fall!

the icing is great its makes a lot of icing. i doubled the cupcakes part and not the icing and i had lots. i think next time i will try doubling all the spices. I was expecting it to taste like ...