Apple Cider Maple Spice Cupcakes — 32 Comments

  1. These look so delicious, Sheryl! All of the warm, fall colors in your picture make me want fall right now. I have a whole September Pinterest board devoted to all things apples. This recipe will fit right in. Thanks so much for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Oh my goodness Sheryl, these look delicious! I would like to lick the frosting right off the screen 🙂 Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board. Have a wonderful weekend and please join us next Friday.

  3. These look amazing!! All your recipes are so good, can’t wait to make these. My family will love them. They laugh at me getting all my recipes off the internet, but they are certainly enjoying the results!!!

  4. Sheryl, This flavor combination reminds me of Vermont and state fairs in New England. Beautiful! Will be adding it to my fall “must try” recipe list.
    I’m just getting started in the blogging world… week old. Hope you’ll stop by and say Hi @ Melding Magic.

    • Hi Kathy,
      Thanks for the kind words. You’re off to a great start! Love your recipes. Followed you with my personal Facebook so I would see all your posts! Have a nice Holiday Weekend! Come back on Wednesday and share your recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday. 🙂

  5. I made these today but I was worried about there not being any butter or oil. Since I was making these for a baby shower (new mom’s request) I just replaced the apple cider for the water. Don’t you need the fat for them? What is the texture without the fat? I am learning so any advise is appreciated. Anyway the frosting was amazing!!!

    • Hi Patti,
      There is some fat in the egg yolks. But to answer your question. No, you don’t need fat. Have you ever heard of soda can cake? All you do is add a can of soda to a cake mix. A great way to have a low fat cake. Also a lot of low fat recipes use applesauce instead of fat. I hope this helps. Good luck! 🙂

  6. I just made a variation of these. I used the Betty Crocker spice cake mix, and followed the directions on the box but replaced the water with organic apple cider, and some of the oil as well. I also added some vanilla extract and cinnamon. I baked them in the babycakes cupcake maker. They are TO DIE FOR, although they’re more like muffins than cupcakes. I decided to hold the frosting, because they are moist and just perfect. Thank you so much!

  7. These cupcakes look and sound amazing! I just have one question… where did you get those neat cupcake paper liners? They look much cuter and sturdier than most liners.

  8. The kids and I made these today. We loved them!!! Who needs the oil. My brother loves spice cake and he loved these more, and sooo easy. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

    • No problem Whitney, I know that can a little confusing sometimes. Yes, the measurement is 1 and 2/3 cups of apple cider. 🙂

  9. I made these yesterday, and the cupcake part is utterly amazing!

    A note on the frosting: you only need to double the recipe if you pipe it on THICK (like the photo, I’m guessing)….which makes these REALLY sweet. Too sweet for this Canadian (we Cannucks are fans of more subtle flavours). 🙂

    The cupcakes are fantastic on their own (I’ll be making them again!). The frosting was a bit much, but I’m going to try it with (not-sweet) apple muffins.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  10. I made these for work and everyone loved them. Apple cider not quite in season yet so i used apple juice. I also put just a bit of maple extract in the cupcake mix so the taste would be throughout. Very good.

  11. Hello just wanted to let you know. In the scratch directions it calls for baking powder and baking soda but in the list of ingredients for the scratch cupcakes it only says baking powder. I was confused. Hey

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