These gluten-free apple cider cupcakes are going to be your new favorite fall dessert! They are always a crowd pleaser and nobody even knows they are gluten-free.
Keyword: apple cider cupcake recipe, easy cupcake recipe, gluten free apple cupcakes
Author: Chandice Probst
15oz bag gluten-free yellow cake mix (OR 2 1/4 C all-purpose gluten-free flour-Glutino brand works fabulously,
1tsp baking soda,
3tsp baking powder
1tsp xanthan gum
.5c apple cider
4oz cream cheese
.3c apple cider
2c powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350° and prepare cupcake pan with baking cupsIn a stand mixer, combine cake mix (or the homemade GF cake mix listed above), eggs, butter, 1 T cinnamon and 1/2 C apple cider together and mix wellFill cupcake liners 2/3 fullBake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out cleanWhile the cupcakes are baking, prepare the frosting by beating cream cheese and butter until fluffyMix in 1/3 C apple cider and 2 tsp. cinnamonSlowly add in the powdered sugar. *If it is too thick, add more powdered sugar slowlyAfter the cupcakes have cooled, top with apple cider frosting and a sprinkling more of cinnamon
Using real cider rather than just apple juice gives it a stronger flavor I feel like. If you can't find it, apple juice will do.