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apple chocolate spiced cupcakes

This amazing apple chocolate spiced cupcakes are topped with homemade cider frosting and delicious m&m's. The perfect kid-friendly dessert for fall!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 441 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan


For Cupcakes

  • 1 box Spiced Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup M&M's

For Cider Frosting

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese room temperature
  • 1 stick Butter room temperature
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cider


  • M&M's


For Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

  2. Place M&M's in a food processor and ground them

  3. Combine cake mix in a bowl with the ground M&M's

  4. Incorporate the eggs, water, apple juice and applesauce until combined

  5. Pour batter into a cupcake tin filled with cupcake liners

  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes

  7. When ready, take them out of the oven and place on a cooling rack

For Cider Frosting

  1. Using a mixer, whip the cream cheese and butter until combined

  2. Add the apple juice and keep mixing

  3. Incorporate the Powdered sugar a little at a time

  4. Spread on top of the cooled cupcakes and refrigerate until the frosting is set

  5. Garnish with M&M's

Nutrition Facts
apple chocolate spiced cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 430mg19%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 560IU11%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.