Apple Cupcakes

26 Oct

So the night I made these cupcakes I ate three of them. Then, the next day, I ate another. They are moist and sweet and apple-licious. I wasn’t sure what kind of frosting I wanted to use, and stumbled on a very easy apple cider recipe. I added a little extra cider to the frosting, and it ended up as this great drizzled glaze. The frosting was very sweet, but worked well with the mild apple cake.

Apple Cupcakes
Makes 12/adapted from this recipe  

Here’s what I used:


  • 2 large apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Here’s what I did:


  1. Pour water and apples into medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Simmer on med/low until softened – about 20 minutes.
  2. Puree in blender or food processor until smooth – set aside.
  3. Blend butter and sugar in mixer until light and airy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, until throughly mixed.
  5. Add apples and vanilla and blend until smooth.
  6. Combine all dry ingredients into a large bowl and blend well.
  7. Gradually add dry mixture into apple mixture.
  8. Fill lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 – 18 minutes.
  9. Cool completely before frosting.


  1. Beat butter and apple cider until smooth and creamy.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency.
  3. Frost cooled cupcakes and enjoy!

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