Apple Cider Cupcakes with Fondant Apple

by Jenn

Apple Cider Cupcakes with Fondant Apple are an amazing cupcake that I make a lot in the fall.  Here it is and Halloween will be here in a few short weeks.  I have decided that I am adding these to my list of goodies to make for my yearly Halloween/Fall Party.  Having such a great time with friends and family with hayrides, stories, treats, music, and much more is always fun.


I will let you know that these cupcakes will take some time to make.  You will have to put forth the effort, to get the same results that I have here.  As with making any fondant, it will take a little more time.


These cupcakes are still not hard to make but will take some time.  Please be patient and they will turn out amazing looking as they are delicious.


I always try to allow myself more time with making anything with Fondant.  These Apple Cider Cupcakes with Fondant Apple are no different in the time that I allow myself.  They are really cute and make a great centerpiece at any gathering.  The way they are decorated looks as if they could be just that, a centerpiece.  The only difference is, everyone will be eating the beautiful Centerpiece.


If you like Apple Cider then you will like these Cupcakes.  They are not overpowering with the flavor.  All the spices and flavors together, make these cupcakes amazing and perfect.


I hope that you will give these Apple Cider Cupcakes with Fondant Apple a try! Like I said before, they are not hard to make, but they do take effort and time.  They are the cutest cupcakes I have made yet, in my opinion.  They look like show-case style cupcakes.  I am so proud of the way that they turned out.  Get the recipe below and give this a try.

Apple Cider Cupcakes with Fondant Apple

Apple Cider Cupcakes with Fondant Apple

Rating: 5.0/5
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  • Apple Cider Cupcakes Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 2?3 C flour
  • 1 C apple cider
  • ? C light brown sugar
  • ½ C salted butter, room temp
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 package ( 8 oz) cream cheese, room temp
  • 4 C powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Fondant Apple Decoration Ingredients:
  • Red Fondant
  • Mini apple cookie cutter
  • Red, brown and green gel food coloring
  • Small pastry paint brush
  • Wax paper


Making the cupcakes:
    1. Preheat oven to 350.
    2. Line cupcake tin with paper liners.
    3. Use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl.
    4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg has been added.
    5. In a small bowl add baking powder, cinnamon, and salt mixing these together.
    6. Add this mixture to the egg, butter and sugar bowl stirring as you add.
    7. Start by adding flour to the other bowl, then add apple cider.
    8. Continue to alternate adding the flour with the apple cider.
    9. Do this until all of the ingredients have been completely blended together.
    10. Use a medium ice cream scoop, fill lined cupcake tin with batter ¾’s full.
    11. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
    12. Cool briefly then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
Making the frosting:
    1. Use an electric mixer,
    2. Beat the butter and cream cheese together until blended.
    3. Slowly add a little amount of powder sugar at a time to the following.
    4. The butter/cream cheese mixture, beating after each addition.
    5. Then add the vanilla, mixing until all ingredients are well blended.
    6. Spoon the frosting into a pastry bag with a #13 tip.
    7. Twisting the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip
    8. Work from the outside edge of the cupcake to the center in a circular motion.
Making the Fondant Apple:
  1. Roll out the fondant on a piece of wax paper.
  2. Using a miniature apple cookie cutter make several apples.
  3. Now with the red gel food coloring, paint the body of the apple a bright red.
  4. Add the stem of the apple with the brown gel food coloring.
  5. Next add the leafs with the green gel food coloring.
  6. Do this by painting each on with the paint brush.
  7. Allow to dry completely.
  8. Then using a spatula remove each apple from the wax paper.
  9. Directly add it to the frosted cupcake.

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