Apple Cider Cupcakes

2 eggs, at room temperature
1 2/3 cup flour
1 cup pasturized apple cider
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line 12 cupcake wells. In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, beat well. Add the baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir. Add the flour alternatly with the apple cider until throughly combined. Pour into prepared cupcake pan, filling each cup 3/4 way full. Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the center cupcake comes out clean.

Great with caramel frosting.

My thoughts:

It’s apple cider time again. We bought a jug yesterday and I thought it would be fun to do something with it besides just drinking it. I had heard of (but never have had the good fortune to taste) apple cider doughnuts and felt the next logical evolution of apple cider baked goods should be cupcakes. They are suprisingly light and fluffy. I was worried that you wouldn’t be able to taste the apple cider but you really can and tell that it is apple cider (which I like) and not apple juice (which I don’t).


  1. wow, those sound delicious (especially with the caramel icing!)

  2. another great idea!! looks scrumptious. 🙂

  3. I went to go get cider donuts on Sunday, but there was a 1 MILE backup to the farm!! WTF??? No cider donuts for Jeffster *pout*

  4. I love apple cider anything.

  5. I made these last night with some local, fresh cider and they were delicious. What a great recipe!

  6. Cider Donuts at Weber’s Farm in Perry Hall area in the fall- you must get them!

  7. You like apple cider and not apple juice? Interesting. Have you had quality apple juice? It tastes pretty close to cider. The recipe sounds amazing, btw!

  8. How To Eat A Cupcake

    After my recent bad experience with apple cider cupcakes, I welcome this recipe with open arms!

  9. This is my first visit to your blog. I shot down my (pastry chef) partner's recipe for cider cake to try this one. I used local flour, local cider and followed the recipe to a tee. Whoa! I ate 3 before they even cooled and I'm proudly bringing 4 dozen to party tomorrow here in VT. Thanks for the great recipe and I'll be back!

  10. I made these yesterday and they were great! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂 I think I'll try them with a cream cheese frosting next time (my attempt at your caramel frosting wasn't very successful).