Apple Butter Cupcakes

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

Apple Butter Cupcakes! Great fall dessert recipe!
Apple Butter Cupcakes! Great fall dessert recipe!

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 recipe! Enjoy!

Apple Butter Cupcakes! Great fall dessert recipe!
Apple Butter Cupcakes! Great fall dessert recipe!

Apple Butter Cupcakes

  • Yield: 12-14 Cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American



  • 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


  • 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


Find the full recipe and instructions here.

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