Apple Cider Cupcakes


A simple, tasty fall treat--these cupcakes are easy to make and use basic pantry staples.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
12 cupcakes


  • cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup apple cider

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Mix together brown sugar, melted butter, and white sugar in a stand mixer until thoroughly combined. Add eggs and mix well. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; mix until combined. Add apple cider and vanilla extract and beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool, about 20 minutes.

  4. While cupcakes are cooling, combine cream cheese and softened butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until blended. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract; beat until frosting is creamy. Top cooled cupcakes with frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
16g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 4g
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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