1⅔ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup apple cider
⅔ cup of sugar
½ cup unsalted butter softened
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup softened butter
3 cup powdered sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat until creamy. Add in the vanilla and eggs. Beat until well blended.
Step 2: In a separate mixing bowl, add the baking powder, flour, ground cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until well mixed.
Step 3: Transfer the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Add apple cider as well. Stir until well combined.
Step 4: Line muffin tins with parchment paper or foil.
Step 5: Spoon 2/3 of the batter and fill each lined muffin tin.
Step 6: Bake inside the oven at 350 degrees for 19 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting in the middle.
Step 7: Remove from the oven and let it sit on a wire rack to cool at room temperature.
How To Make The Frosting:
Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl, add cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, and butter. Stir until fluffy.
Step 2: Add the powdered sugar gently and stir until well mixed.
Step 3: Pour in the milk and stir until well mixed.
Step 4: Transfer the frosting into a piping bag and spread it on top of the cooled cake.
Step 5: Place a slice of apple on top of each cupcake.
Step 6: Place the frosted cupcakes inside an airtight container.
These cupcakes can stay fresh for up to 5 days at room temperature just make sure to seal the container.