Apple Spice Cupcakes Apple Spice Cupcakes

Image: Jeff Coulson | Food Styling: Nicole Young | Prop Styling: Madeleine Johari

A cinnamon-infused cream cheese icing graces the tops of these ultra-moist cupcakes. The mix of apples and fragrant spices makes them an ideal harvest dessert.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2013


Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing:


In large bowl, beat butter until smooth; beat in brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla; stir in buttermilk until combined. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and cloves. Stir into butter mixture along with apple just until combined. Spoon into 12 paper-lined muffin cups.

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing: Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth; beat in cinnamon and vanilla. Beat in sugar until smooth. Pipe or spread over cupcakes.

Nutritional facts per cupcake: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 260 mg
  • Sugars 35 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 341.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 57 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g


  • Iron 7.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 15.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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Apple Spice Cupcakes