Apple Butter Cupcakes

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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 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

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!

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

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

Find the full recipe and instructions here.

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