Apple Streusel Cinnamon Swirl Cupcakes

Recipe by Redsie
READY IN: 40mins




  • Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F Line 12 muffin tin cups with paper cupcake liners.
  • Make the swirl and topping: In a small bowl, stir the sugar and cinnamon together.
  • Make the cupcakes: In a small bowl, mix together the grated apple and the 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the eggs, oil, and vanilla, stirring until blended. Stir the reserved apple mixture, with any juice that bas been released.
  • Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each paper liner. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon cinnamon sugar over the batter in each liner. Spoon the remaining batter over the cinnamon sugar, using a scant 2 tablespoons of batter for each cupcake.
  • Use a pastry brush to dab the top of the batter with the melted butter. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar over the top of the cupcakes.
  • Bake just until the top feels firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  • Cool the cupcakes for 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Remove the cupcakes from the pan onto a wire rack and let cool completely.