Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cinnamon Swirl Cupcakes With Cinnamon Frosting

These amazingly moist cinnamon sugar cupcakes are moist, tender and delicious with the combination of the batter and layered with cinnamon sugar mixture, then topped with the best ever cinnamon frosting. Perfect for breakfast midday snack or dessert.

These cupcakes scream fall, perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime of the year. These are the reason why I love cinnamon. While these cupcakes are in the oven, your house is filled with the aroma of delicious cinnamon. Everyone will come running just from the smell. I am so glad I found this recipe it is defiantly going into my recipe book..

1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
3 egg whites
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 and 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

Cinnamon Sugar Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp water or milk


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. And place cupcake liners to the pan.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl add butter, egg whites, vanilla, sour cream and milk and mix on medium speed until smooth.
4. In a small bowl combine cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
5. Start to assemble cupcakes.
6. Place 1 tablespoon of batter into each cupcake liner, spread evenly.
7. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of cinnamon sugar onto batter. Repeat for each cupcake
8. Add one more large tablespoon of batter to each cupcake liner.
9. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon sugar on top of each cupcake. Fill liners half full.
10. Bake for 14-17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes almost clean
12. Allow to cool, then place on cooling rack to completely cool

For The Frosting:

13. To make the frosting, in a large mixing bowl beat the shortening and butter until smooth.
14. Slowly add 3 cups of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
15. Mix in the cinnamon, vanilla extract and 1 tbsp water.

16. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add more water or powdered sugar to get the right consistency, then frost cooled cupcakes.

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