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Apple Spice Cupcakes on a checkered cloth napkin.

Apple Spice Cupcakes

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Celebrate fall with these Apple Spice Cupcakes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 106 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 heaping teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup softened and room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup homemade apple sauce or your favorite store bought apple sauce
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¾ to 1 cup diced apple pieces
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. degrees and prepare a 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • Using a hand held mixer or a stand mixer on medium cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes.
  • Next beat the egg in until completely incorporated.
  • Add the applesauce and beat well. Combine the buttermilk and warm water.
  • Alternately add half the liquid and half the flour mixture to the bowl while beating on low.
  • Once all the ingredients have been added to the bowl beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Fold the apple pieces into the batter.
  • Evenly divide the batter between 24 muffin wells filling them ¾ full.
  • Bake for 18 minutes turning the pan half way through the baking time.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan to cool on a wire rack.
  • Frost with cream cheese frosting or my Caramel Apple Coffee Butter Cream Frosting recipe


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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