Baked by an Introvert
Spiced Apple Cupcakes
With classic apple spice cake flavor and a filling reminiscent of apple pie, these Apple Spice Cupcakes are moist, flavorful, and topped with a homemade cinnamon buttercream frosting. You'll find yourself making them again and again throughout the fall!
Truly, these apple spice cupcakes are everything you could want in an apple dessert! Not too heavy or overwhelmingly sweet and with all the right flavors.
Make the cupcakes
Beat butter until creamy, then beat in sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add them, alternating with apple cider.
Divide the batter between 12 muffin cups lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Make the filling
Cook apples with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until tender. Stir in cornstarch slurry and cook until thickened.
Fill the cupcakes
Once cupcakes have cooled, cut the center out of each one and fill with apple filling.
Make the frosting
Cream butter then, add in powdered sugar and cinnamon. Mix in just enough heavy cream to make a pipable consistency.
Swirl frosting over cupcakes and decorate with apple slices.