I had to enlist a few taste-testers for the sweet treats that I made last week. Who doesn’t like getting input from others outside of your household anyway?

But I am so glad that I sent samples over to my good buddies! These cupcakes received the highest praise and they deserve it as well! My taste testers said they were “5-star” and “to die for“.

Official Taste Tester #I8 is having too much fun with this job though, but I am enjoying every bit of it as well!! I’m still laughing at her craftiness of “I8″…. I would never have came up with that haha!!

Usually I make these cupcakes with a plain cream cheese frosting or don’t even frost them at all. They’re good any way you want them… and when I’m feeling really lazy I just throw them into a 9×13 and bake. So versatile lol.

This cupcake is so moist and delicious. I hope you enjoy them just as much as OTT #I8 and the others.

Apple Spiced Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Apple Spiced Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Yields 24
A scrumptious moist cupcake that can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways!
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Cook Time
25 min
Cook Time
25 min
  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1 cup oil
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1 tablespoon vanilla
  5. 2 cups flour
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  9. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  10. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  11. 2 cups apples, finely diced or shredded
  1. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  2. 8 ounces (PHILADELPHIA) cream cheese, softened
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  5. 1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar, depending on desired thickness and sweetness
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Prepare cupcake tin with liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Sift in dry ingredients, mixing well.
  4. Add apples and mix well.
  5. With a scoop fill cupcake liners (of if you don't have a scoop fill 2/3 full).
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until tests done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow cupcakes to cool 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Once cooled completely, frost cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Cream together butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until you've reached desired thickness and sweetness.
  1. **For the apples, I placed them in my food processor and chopped very fine**
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