Apple Cider Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Diva Entertains Spice Cupcakes

I came across this recipe for Spice Cupcakes that basically took a spice cake mix and ‘doctored’ it up with cider and grated apple.  Sounded good to me.  But never having used a spice cake mix I was a bit disappointed with its spice flavor – or in reality, lack of.  So I added a little extra cinnamon and a bit of cardamom.   Nutmeg would also be a fine addition.  An extra 1/2 – 1 tsp. of spice will do it.

Diva Entertains Spice Cupcakes

It called for a butter cream frosting made with a bit of cider which did sound nice.  But something just called to me that said these cupcakes needed a cream cheese frosting.  And not just any cream cheese frosting, but one that had been subtly flavored with real maple syrup and then finished with a bit of cinnamon.  Oh yeah…that did the trick!

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  1. Rose Forever says:

    I can’t wait to make this recipe of yours. Apple flavored cupcakes are more delish than pumpkin.

  2. Isabella Gift says:

    Apple is my favorite flavor in all cupcakes. I am sick of chocolates so I need to taste different flavors. Maybe I should try to make some apple cookies. What do you think? I will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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