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Apple Cider Cupcakes

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These apple cider cupcakes are spiced with cinnamon and topped with homemade whipped apple cider frosting. They’re perfect for fall!

Ingredients

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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 vegetable shortening, or vegan butter
  • 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.

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