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Sparkling Cider Cupcakes Recipe

Sparkling Cider Cupcakes - the perfect dessert for any party but especially for New Years Eve!! These cupcakes are so moist from the yogurt and have sparkling cider and white chocolate chips in the batter with sparkling cider also in the frosting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 550 kcal
Author on lilluna.com



  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sparkling cider and 2 tbsp
  • 4 oz white chocolate or chocolate chips


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4-5 tbsp sparkling cider


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line standard cupcake pan with paper liners and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients-flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add softened butter, egg whites, vanilla, greek yogurt and sparkling cider and mix on medium speed just until smooth, but do not over mix!!!
  3. Fill cupcake liners maximum ⅔ full and bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. Melt white chocolate and spread with a spoon on top of each cupcakes, place in the fridge to set while making frosting.

  5. Mix the butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at the time and mix until smooth.
  6. Mix in vanilla and sparkling cider and top the cupcakes.
  7. Store in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Sparkling Cider Cupcakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 825IU17%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.