Cinnamon Sugar Cupcakes {Dessert Contributor}

Hi all! It’s me, Dana from This Silly Girl’s Life back with another sweet treat to share! I love being a contributor here at Sugar Bee Crafts, Mandy is such a sweetie and I love sharing my creations with you! I was thinking of making these cupcakes for a while. One of my memories from childhood for a yummy breakfast was warm cinnamon sugar toast my Mom made for me. It was one of the only things I would actually eat for breakfast! I’m still not much for that meal of the day but combining the yummy flavors of cinnamon toast with one of my favorite desserts, cupcakes, I knew it would be a killer combination! And, as you can guess… it is!

Cinnamon Sugar Cupcakes

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These are so easy to make too. I love using box cake mixes for fun sweets like these. They always come out light and fluffy, just like I like it!

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 Ingredients 

1 box yellow cake mix plus ingredients on box
1 Cup cinnamon chips
1/4 Cup granulated sugar
1/2 Tbls ground cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 Cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Step by Step Directions

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Preheat oven and make cake mix to directions on the back of the box. Leaving about 1 tablespoon of the dry cake mix in the bag.
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Put cinnamon chips in the bag with the dry cake mix. Mix until chips are coated. This helps to evenly distribute chips in the batter, otherwise they might all fall to the bottom of the cupcakes when baking.
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Add cinnamon chips to the batter and stir with spoon to combine.
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Fill cupcake liners per directions on the back of box. Bake per directions.
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Let cupcakes cool on wire rack in cupcake tin for about 5 minutes. Take out of cupcakes tin and let cool on wire rack until easily handled. 
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Mix the granulated sugar and  1/2 tablespoon cinnamon in a bowl, set aside. Using the softened butter that will make the frosting, take a brush and brush the tops of the cupcakes with the butter. Not a lot, just enough to moisten the tops like in the picture.
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Dip cupcake tops into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Let cupcakes cool completely. Make frosting while cupcakes cool.
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Mix the cream cheese and butter with hand mixer until smooth. Add in the cinnamon and vanilla, mix to combine. Add in the powdered sugar 1/2 Cup at a time until full incorporated. Set aside until ready to frost.
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Top cupcakes with frosting, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture and sprinkles if desired. 
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Serve and enjoy! 
Yummmmm! These are great with a tall glass of ice cold milk. These little cuties immediately take me back to my childhood.
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And, the cream cheese frosting is that extra touch that just sends it over the top! Just like a perfect cinnamon roll.

Please try these out, then come on over to my blog and let me know how much you enjoyed them!

Until next month,
For more sweet treats, check out my other yummy recipes (just click on the images!):

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http://thissillygirlslife.com/2014/04/chocolate-stuffed-red-velvet-cupcakes-nutella-frosting/

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Comments

  1. says

    These look absolutely delicious. Have the feeling I’ll be trying these in the next little while. :-) I’m wondering though if it’s possible to cut down on the amount of powdered sugar or are they just sweet enough with the four cups?

  2. says

    They aren’t overwhelmingly sweet. If you cut back on the powdered sugar you probably wouldn’t have enough frosting to frost the whole batch. It really just depends on how much frosting you would put on each cupcake so it’s definitely up to you. Also, if you took out some of the powdered sugar, make sure to lessen the other ingredients in the frosting as well, or it will be too thin. Thanks so much!!

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