Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Maple Butter cream Frosting are the perfect way to celebrate the coming of autumn. Try baking a batch of these and enjoying them on your front porch or in the garden while watching the sun set amid a dazzling display or orange and red leaves. It will be a day you won’t soon forget. Gala apples are the best for this recipe because of their perfect balance of sweet and sour. They are like a bite-sized apple pie that has been elevated to a whole to new level.