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Spiced Apple Cider Cupcakes

Spiced Apple Cider Cupcakes | @simplywhisked

Remember last week when I shared those chocolate espresso cupcakes? I told you that I went totally crazy and made, not one, but two different cupcakes for Marc’s birthday. Something I will probably never do again because I have way to many things on my plate to be turning my kitchen into a bakery for one month a year. Two birthdays a week apart is not an easy thing, but luckily, Marc makes things easy and doesn’t ever expect anything. He’s the best.

Spiced Apple Cider Cupcakes | @simplywhisked

For birthday cupcakes round two, I made these spiced apple cider cupcakes. And, believe it or not, these were actually a bigger hit than the chocolate espresso cupcakes. About a week ago, I asked Marc to get me some apple cider for a different recipe I was testing – I think it was an sage rubbed turkey breast with apple cider gravy – and he came home with the an entire gallon of apple cider. I suppose it’s my fault because I didn’t tell him how little we needed, but since we don’t really drink juice in our house, I’ve been trying to come up with ways to use it up. That’s the reason I chose to make this flavor.

Spiced Apple Cider Cupcakes | @simplywhisked

These cupcakes would be great for Halloween or Thanksgiving celebration. They’re so perfect for fall. Next on my list is apple cider pancakes and my favorite apple rosemary chicken & dumplings. It’s going to take a lot of work to get rid of this. Or maybe I should just drink it – in cocktail form. I have a few ideas.

Spiced Apple Cider Cupcakes | @simplywhisked

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Spiced Apple Cider Cupcakes


  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x
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Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter-flavored vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch coarse salt
  • 34 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and line a muffin pan with paper cups.
  2. In a small bowl, combine wet ingredients (no need to stir).
  3. In a separate larger bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until completely smooth.
  5. Fill cupcake liners halfway with batter and bake for 15 – 17 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let rest for about 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

For the frosting:

  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the frosting ingredients, adding 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


Spiced Apple Cider Cupcakes | @simplywhisked

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