Apple Cider Cupcakes with Apple Cider Cream Cheese Frosting

So, the second recipe in the fall collection is something related to apples. With the huge success of the Pumpkin Cupcakes, I wanted to go with a cupcake and I recently have seen some people posting apple cider type ideas.

This recipe is very easy and did not take much time at all. I tripled the recipe so that I had enough cupcakes for three of the nursing units plus another baker’s dozen for my wife to take with her to work. Hi Stacy, Carol, Yasmin, Althea, Henry, Maria, Debbie, Paula, Cynthia, Annalyn, Angela, Laura, Becky and Evelyn!

Recipe adapted from Something Swanky

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

2 eggs
1 2/3 c. AP flour
1 c. apple cider
2/3 c. sugar
½ c. butter, softened
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Frosting:

½ cup butter, softened
8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons apple cider
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3-4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions:

Cupcakes:

1. Whisk together all ingredients.
2. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake at 350º for 19 minutes.
3. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then move cupcakes to cooling rack to cool completely.

Frosting:

Cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the apple cider and cinnamon, and gradually add the confectioners’ sugar one cup at a time. Frost cooled cupcakes with prepared frosting.

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