Caramel Apple Cider Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cider Cupcakes

Fall is the time for cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, and delicious treats. And what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with these delightful Caramel Apple Cider Cupcakes? Bursting with the flavors of warm apple cider and rich caramel, these cupcakes are the perfect addition to any holiday gathering or cozy night by the fire.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
20 mins 25 mins 45 mins 12 cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (180 grams)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (7 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (1 gram)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (1.5 grams)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (113 grams)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (150 grams)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5 milliliters)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider (120 milliliters)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (60 milliliters)
  • 12 caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (120 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream (30 milliliters)
  • Additional caramel sauce for drizzling

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the apple cider and milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cupcake liners, filling each about two-thirds full.
  7. Press one caramel candy into the center of each cupcake, making sure it is completely covered by the batter.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  9. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the caramel frosting. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and heavy cream until smooth and creamy.
  11. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them with the caramel frosting. Drizzle with additional caramel sauce for added decadence.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

These Caramel Apple Cider Cupcakes are perfect for holiday parties, cozy nights at home, or even as a special treat for yourself. Enjoy them with a warm cup of apple cider or a steaming mug of hot chocolate. They also make a delightful addition to any dessert table during Thanksgiving or Christmas gatherings.

Indulge in the flavors of fall with these scrumptious cupcakes. They are sure to be a hit with family and friends, and will leave everyone craving for more!

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