Our Apple Cider Cupcake is a wonderful treat that captures the essence of the season. It combines the sweet and fruity taste of apple cider with a moist, cinnamon-spiced cake. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just getting started in the kitchen, this recipe is easy to follow, and the cake is incredibly tasty. So, let’s get baking and savor the deliciousness of fall with our Apple Cider Cupcake!
Step by step method
In a large bowl, combine the following ingredients: ¾ cup vegetable oil, ¾ cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1½ cups apple cider, and ½ cup applesauce. Mix them well until thoroughly combined.
In a separate bowl, sift together 1½ cups of flour, 1 tsp of baking soda, ½ tsp of baking powder, ½ tsp of salt, ½ tsp of cinnamon, and ¼ tsp of nutmeg. Once sifted, add these dry ingredients to the mixture of wet ingredients from step 1
Stir everything together until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated into the wet mixture. Don't worry if the batter seems a bit loose; this is normal
Prepare your baking pan by spraying it with baking spray. Fill each cavity in the pan with your cake batter, filling them until they are about 3/4 full.
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), then bake the mini cakes for 15-18 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into one of the cakes; it should come out clean when they are ready.
Once the cakes are done, allow them to cool. You can enjoy them plain, or for an extra touch of flavor, dip each mini cake into a mixture of cinnamon and sugar before serving. Enjoy your delicious Apple Cider Cupcakes!
Tips & variations
For the best flavor, use fresh apple cider, preferably one that's not overly processed. The natural sweetness and apple flavor will shine through in your cake.
If you choose to dip the cakes into a cinnamon sugar mix, do it while they are still slightly warm so that the coating sticks nicely.
You can add small apple pieces or raisins to the batter for extra texture and flavor. Additionally, you can drizzle a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and milk over the cooled cakes for added sweetness.
These cakes are best when enjoyed fresh, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container to keep them moist and flavorful for a day or two.