Apple Butter Cupcakes

These homemade Apple Butter Cupcakes are full of apple flavor and easy to make! They have apple butter in both the cupcake and cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are perfect for fall!

If you enjoy these apple cupcakes you might also like my Caramel Apple Cupcakes recipe or these Apple Snickerdoodle Cupcakes!

Close up of an Apple Butter Cupcake with an apple chip in the frosting on cooling rack

I Love Making Apple Desserts For Fall

I hope you’re as excited for apple season as I am. After baking several new apple recipes, including this fun Caramel Apple Pecan Layer Cake, I am officially ready for all things apple. I’ve been eating up apples like crazy! They are delicious in desserts, and such a great snack.

In the case of these cupcakes, they are super moist, light, fluffy and bursting with apple flavor. The frosting is a cream cheese frosting, which is a fave of mine. It’s flavored with apple butter and a bit of cinnamon, since apples and cinnamon together is a no brainer. 🙂 They are topped with apple chips, which is a fun touch. They make a great presentation for a holiday party or get-together!

This is also my newest post for The Cake Blog, so head over ASAP to get this tasty Apple Butter Cupcakes recipe! Enjoy!

Apple Cupcakes topped with frosting and apple chips on a silver cake stand

An unwrapped Apple Cupcakes has a bite missing to expose the centerApple Butter Cupcakes on a silver cake stand with apple chips in the frosting

More Apple Desserts You Might Like:

Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Blondie Trifle
Caramel Apple Pecan Layer Cake
Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
Caramel Apple Cookie Cups
Caramel Apple Trifles

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Close up of an Apple Butter Cupcake with an apple chip in the frosting on cooling rack
Recipe

Apple Butter Cupcakes

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 17
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These homemade Apple Butter Cupcakes are full of apple flavor and easy to make! They have apple butter in both the cupcake and cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are perfect for fall!


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Ingredients

APPLE BUTTER CUPCAKES

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp apple butter
  • 2 tbsp milk

CINNAMON APPLE BUTTER FROSTING

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1215 dried apple chips

Instructions


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11 Comments
  1. Kimi Taylor

    I love these! I need to triple the recipe and don’t want to use 9 egg whites – could I used boxed egg whites? How would you recommend doing this?

    1. Lindsay

      I haven’t ever tried using boxed egg whites. I have been tempted to try it though and feel like it should work. I’m so glad you enjoy the cupcakes!

  2. Samantha L Daniel

    I feel really stupid but I cannot find the actual recipe for the apple butter cupcakes anywhere. Can you please let me know where to find the recipe or send me a copy of it?

    Thanks so much!

  3. Catherine Smith

    These look A-MAZING!!! Can these be made into a layer cake? And can you sub with other butters? I want to make these all Fall!

    1. Lindsay

      Yes, it can be made into a layer cake. Here’s a recipe that does just that – plus some. 🙂 As far as other butters, it depends a little bit on the particular butter and the amount of liquid and fat. Peanut butter for example has less liquid, so you might actually need to adjust some other ingredients to account for that and not have a dry cake.

  4. Heather @Bostongirlbakes

    Oh man apple butter in both? Yes please! Can’t wait for the cookbook to come out for even more cupcake recipes!

Lindsay
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