So today, I decided to continue my powdered drink mix adventure and make apple cider cupcakes! These also turned out well, and the house smelled amazing for an added bonus.
Again, I had a hard time tasting the flavor I was trying to add. If any pro bakers out there know of a site or a shop that sells a large variety of extracts, please let me know. Apple cider extract might have worked with this.
I decided to use a spice cake mix with this one. I figured a white cake mix would be to sweet. I also considered a lemon cake mix, but figured the lemon flavor would drown out the apple flavor.
APPLE CIDER CUPCAKES
You will need:
1 box spice cake mix
3 packets (or 3 oz) powdered apple cider mix
1/3 cups vegetable oil
2/3 cups water
1/3 cups apple cider (The non-sparkling, juice kind)
1/3 cups sparkling apple cider
2 cans whipped white frosting (The logic behind this is you don't serve hot apple cider with whipped cream, but it could potentially be foamy. Maybe. And cupcakes need frosting.)
Cinnamon sugar mixed with festive sugar sprinkles (As much as you see fit)
large mixing bowl
enough cupcake tins to hold 24 cupcakes
24 festive paper cupcake wrappers
pastry bag with round nozzle
Prepare cake mix according to directions.
Pour apple cider mix into cake batter
Line cupcake tins with paper wrappers
Pour batter into tins
Bake according to directions on box
Remove cupcakes and allow to cool
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar/sugar sprinkle combination to desired taste
Refrigerate remaining cupcakes not devoured