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Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist spiced apple cupcakes topped off with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and a dried apple chip. A fun Fall dessert!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cupcake
Servings: 7 cupcakes



  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C yogurt plain or apple flavor


  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tb unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 C powdered sugar sifted
  • Dried apple chips for decoration


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a cupcake pan with 7 paper liners. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape the bowl as needed. Add salt, baking powder and spices. Mix until evenly dispersed. Add half of the flour, followed by half of the yogurt. Mix until combined. Repeat with remaining flour and yogurt. Mix until no streaks remain. 
  • Divide mixture evenly between prepared paper liners, using a large cookie scoop. 
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. 
  • In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and buter until smooth. Mix in cinnamon and vanilla. Add powdered sugar large spoonfuls at a time until fully incorporated and desired consistency is reached. 
  • Frost cooled cupcakes using a piping bag and tip, or desired method. Top off with homemade dried apple chips
  • Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator. 


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel