Apple Cider Cupcakes

8 cupcakes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes



  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ½ + ⅓ cup flour


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream


  1. Begin the cupcake batter by creaming sugar and butter in a large bowl using a hand or stand mixer.
  2. Add egg and vanilla, mix until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
  4. Gradually add apple cider and dry ingredients alternately to the butter mixture, mixing until fully combined.
  5. Fill 8 silicone muffin cups with batter, filling them about 2/3 full. Place them in the steam tray.
  6. Pour about 1 cup of water into the cooker’s inner pot. Put the steam tray on top.
  7. Close the lid and STEAM for 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Be cautious of escaping steam when opening the cooker.
  8. Turn off the cooker, carefully remove cupcakes, and let them cool completely before frosting.
  9. While cupcakes cool, make frosting by whipping butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  10. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing until incorporated.
  11. Add heavy cream for desired consistency (more for thinner frosting).
  12. Once cupcakes are cool, frost them, and then you can enjoy!

Recipe inspiration from Wishes and Dishes