When it's cold outside, you want to curl up with tea, a good book, and something warm and hearty and these cupcakes are the perfect cold weather dessert. With a variety of recipes incorporating cinnamon, caramel, nutmeg, apples, brown sugar, and cranberries, you almost won't need to turn up your home thermostat. (Almost, I said). Plus, baking during the chilly months is a great excuse to hang out by a warm oven. Get cozy and try out one of these yummy treats.
Hard Cider Cupcakes with Caramel Whiskey Apples & Whiskey Buttercream
With cinnamon, nutmeg, and a core of buttered apples, these cupcakes are definitely winter comfort food. Oh, did we mention the whiskey?
Find the recipe at Veggie and the Beast Feast
Apple Cider Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Cupcakes have added applesauce for an extra tender texture and are topped with a sweet maple ind=fused frosting. Garnish with a candied nut for some added crunch.
Sweet Potato Cider Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, and so much more. Go ahead and file this under your healthy recipes. (J/k, like any cupcake, this recipe requires butter and sugar and lots of it).
Find the recipe at Food Network
Apple Cider Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
It's a simple recipe with nothing you probably don't already have in your kitchen. A sprinkle of cinnamon ups the apply-y goodness throughout.
Find the recipe at The Baker Chick
Spiced Cider Cupcake with Spiced Cider Buttercream
Unsweetened applesauce gives these cupcakes a tangy twist.
Find the recipe at A Beautiful Ruckus
Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes
These are filled with a cider cranberry sauce and frosted with a swirl of cinnamon cream cheese.
Find the recipe at American Heritage Cooking
Sparking Cider Cupcakes
It's another simple recipe only this time, sparkling cider is added to both the cake and the buttercream. The perfect way to use up the leftover sparkling cider from New Year's Eve.
Find the recipe at cupcakedb
Apple Cider Cupcake with Salted Caramel Buttercream
Tender cider cupcakes are paired with a salty caramel buttercream.
Find the recipe at Cook Pad
Cider cupcakes are topped with a cinnamon maple buttercream and a mini cinnamon sugar donut.
Apple Cider Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Apple cider cakes is topped with fluffy vanilla buttercream and garnished with a homemade apple chip.