Apple Cider Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Britany Statt

makes 12 cupcakes
Cook time:
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If you want your kitchen filled with Fall aromatics like pumpkin and cinnamon and apples! There’s nothing cozier than this recipe.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ Tbsp cinnamon


  1. Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl using a hand mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients together.
  3. Alternating between apple cider and the dry mixture, slowly incorporate them into the butter/sugar/egg mixture.
  4. Line cupcake tins with liners.
  5. Fill cupcakes 2/3 and bake at 350 F for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  6. Cream the cream cheese and butter together with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  7. Add vanilla and mix to combine.
  8. Add half of the powdered sugar and half of the cinnamon. Cream mixture for about 1 minute. Then add the second half and cream until smooth.
  9. Keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to frost.


Fill the cupcakes with an Apple Cider & Cranberry Filling!!