Apple Cupcakes Maple Cream Cheese Frosting served in black and white polka dot liners with a cupcake half eaten showing the apples inside

Apple Cupcakes with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Yield: 15 Cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Deliciously moist cupcakes filled with chunks of apple and topped with a maple cream cheese frosting! These Apple Cupcakes with a Maple Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect fall dessert!



  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, at room temp.
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 oz applesauce
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 medium granny smith apples, peeled and diced


  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened at room temp.
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp maple extract
  • 2 1/23 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line cupcake sheet with liners.
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, applesauce and greek yogurt. Mix until fully combined. Slowly mix in dry ingredients, fold in apples.
  4. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until set and no wet batter comes out on a toothpick. Let cool completely before frosting.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat cream cheese for 3-4 minutes. Add in butter and mix for another minute. Add maple extract and powdered sugar. Mix until combined. Pipe on to frosting.

Keywords: cupcakes, maple apple, cream cheese frosting, fruit cake, baked apples, maple frosting

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