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Fall Flavor Cupcakes

It’s officially fall, and that means it’s time to start baking with all the delicious autumn flavors! These Fall Flavor Cupcakes are perfect for a party or just a fun weekend treat. They’re moist, fluffy, and full of apple flavor. Best of all, they’re easy to make – you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already! 

So why not give them a try? 

Your taste buds will thank you.

Cupcakes made with Apples

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What Ingredients Are Needed For Fall Flavor Cupcakes?

  • Unsalted Butter- Always buy unsalted butter for baking, then add salt as needed. This is a quality-control technique to produce better baked goods
  • Light Brown Sugar– Brown sugar is soft and fluffy and needs to be packed into the measuring cups for proper portioning. Always pack brown sugar when measuring, unless the recipe states otherwise
  • Eggs- At room temperature, egg yolks break more easily, allowing them to mix more evenly with the egg whites and other ingredients 
  • Salt– All baked goods taste better with a touch of salt
  • Baking Powder-To lift your cupcakes
  • Baking Soda– Necessary for the perfect leveling
  • Cinnamon– Supporting role in this recipe
  • Nutmeg– Supporting role in this recipe
  • All Purpose Flour– When in doubt, always go with “all purpose” flour
  • Spiced Apple Cider or Apple Juice
  • Apples- Star of the Show!

How To Make Fall Flavor Cupcakes?

  •  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees with a rack in the center of the oven. Line two cupcake tins with papers (16 total) and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping down sides of the mixing bowl.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together dry ingredients: salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour. (reserving the 1 tablespoon flour for later)
  • Alternate mixing in dry ingredients and apple cider into the butter mixture in four batches ending with the dry.
  • Toss peeled and diced apples in reserved 1 Tablespoon of flour and fold into batter by hand.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake tins and bake for 15-17 minutes or until a cake tester comes out of the center clean.
  • Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Why We Love These Fall Flavor Cupcakes

  • Easy To Prepare
  • Simple, Basic Ingredients
  • Moist and Soft
  • Sweetened with Light Brown Sugar

Cupcakes made with Apples

What to Top These Cupcakes With?

For these cupcakes, simply dusted them with powdered sugar.  They are so good you will not want to distract from their taste.  We have in the past topped them with different things like:

  1. Caramel Ice Cream Sauce
  2. Cream Cheese Frosting
  3. Maple Cream
  4. Buttercream Frosting

With the leaves changing color and a chill in the air, it’s officially fall. These fun fall flavor cupcakes are perfect for any autumn celebration. So gather your friends and family around the table for some good old-fashioned baking fun. 

Happy Fall!

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Cupcakes made with Apples

Fall Flavor Cupcakes

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes

These Fall Flavor Cupcakes are perfect for a party or just a fun weekend treat.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour + 1 Tablespoon reserved
  • ¾ cup spiced apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 cup peeled and diced apple

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees with rack in the center of the oven. Line two cupcake tins with papers (16 total) and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping down sides of the mixing bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk together dry ingredients: salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour. (reserving the 1 tablespoon flour for later)
  5. Alternate mixing in dry ingredients and apple cider into the butter mixture in four batches ending with the dry.
  6. Toss peeled and diced apples in reserved 1 Tablespoon of flour and fold into batter by hand.
  7. Scoop batter into cupcake tins and bake for 15-17 minutes or until a cake tester comes out of the center clean.
  8. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 39mgSodium 137mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 2g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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