In a month, I’ll be exploring the sights and sounds of New Orleans for the very first time. (There will be beignets! And yes, I do plan to blog about the best bites discovered from my NOLA adventures. :)
These cupcakes remind me of a different type of “donut” – the churro. A good churro has fried, cinnamon-y sugar goodness in every bite. While these Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes don’t do the fried part justice, they are deliciously packed with cinnamon and sugar, both baked in and topped with a crunchy glaze. :) Dollops of cream cheese frosting top it all off. Serve these cupcakes – or these Margarita Cupcakes, too – at your next Cinco de Mayo party or at any other fun fiesta.
Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes
The Makings: (1 batch yields ~2 dozen cupcakes)
- All-purpose flour – 3 cups
- Baking powder – 1 tablespoon
- Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
- Ground cinnamon – 1 tablespoon
- Butter (room temperature) – 1 cup (2 sticks)
- Sugar – 1 3/4 cups
- Eggs – 4
- Vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
- Milk – 1 1/4 cups
- Cream cheese frosting – 1 can
For crunchy topping:
- Butter – 4 tablespoons, melted
- Sugar – 1/4 cup
- Ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
2. Cream sugar and butter together using a mixer. Add eggs in, one at a time, followed by vanilla.
3. Use mixer to blend in dry ingredients in three batches, adding in milk in two batches inbetween flour mix-ins.
4. Fill lined muffin tins 3/4ths full with batter and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
5. Allow cupcakes to cool and prepare crunchy topping by first melting butter. Mix together cinnamon and sugar in a separate small bowl. Once cupcakes are cooled, brush butter on top of cupcakes and then dip into cinnamon sugar.
6. Place dollops of cream cheese frosting atop the crunchy topping.
This recipe was adapted from Lady Behind the Curtain
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Hi, Maia! Thank you for following my blog. Looking forward to following yours, too! :)
These look delicious! By the way, would you like to join Fiesta Friday? If you have not heard of it, it’s an amazing virtual party ever! The link is provided for the guidelines: http://thenovicegardener.wordpress.com/fiesta-friday/
Also, find out why I love Fiesta Fridays: http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/lets-talk-about-fiesta-friday-join-us-on-this-fun-and-amazing-party-ever/
We’d be glad to have you!
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Jhuls, what a lovely note. :) Yes, I’d love to participate in an upcoming Fiesta Friday event! I checked the links and it looks like a fun tradition and super supportive community. I’m aim for next, next week.
Love cupcakes and these look amazing delicious ! Will have to try ! Love your blog ! I’ve also nominated you for a Liebster award on mine! check it out at http://ahealthy-nut.com/2014/06/02/liebster-love/ !
Wow! I’m definitely feeling the blogger community love this weekend. :) Thanks so much for the nomination, Alice! It’s my first one. (How cool!) Your blog is also perfect content for me at this moment; I decided this morning that I was going to commit to running a 10K, and I’m on the hunt for a few new smoothie recipes to try. It may take me a bit of time to answer the Qs, but I’m definitely going to tackle the challenge with excitement.
You definitely deserve all the love ! And thank you so much for your kind words !! Very impressed with your 10K challenge, I’ve done that a few times it definitely puts you to the test. Just start off small and work your way up and get some hills and inclined work on the treadmill, that helped me a lot to build the endurance in the legs. No worries with the questions, its more about showing support and appreciation for blogs like your out there ! Good luck with the 10K and can’t wait to hear how you progress and go !! x