Spiced Apple Cupcakes Recipe

Spiced Apple Cupcakes
Spiced Apple Cupcakes
Spiced apple cupcakes to warm the coldest of days.

Cupcake recipe

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Cake ingredients

  • 1 ¼ c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ c buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 ½ c shredded apple (Gala or any baking apple)

Frosting ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ c powdered sugar
  • 1 c maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 12 capacity muffin tin or line the holes with paper cases.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl cream the butter until pale.
  4. Add the sugar and vanilla and keep beating until the mixture is airy.
  5. Add the egg and beat until well incorporated.
  6. Slowly add the buttermilk while mixing on a low speed.
  7. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low until just combined.
  8. Drain the shredded apples well and then gently fold them into the mixture.
  9. Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin tin.
  10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  11. To make the frosting, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and beat on a low speed until the syrup and sugar are incorporated.
  12. Increase the speed to high and beat for about 5 minutes, until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  13. Pipe the frosting onto the fully cooled cupcakes and decorate as desired.