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Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist cinnamon churro cupcakes with cinnamon-chocolate cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Cupcake
Servings: 8 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcake:

  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C sour cream

Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa sifted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a muffin tin with 8 liners. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and egg. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix in salt, cinnamon and baking powder until evenly dispersed. Alternate additions of flour and sour cream until fully added and no streaks remain. Divide between prepared liners, adding 1 large cookie scoop to each liner. 
  • Bake cupcakes for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan until easy to handle, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • When cupcakes are completely cool. Prepare frosting. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and cinnamon, followed by 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time. Finally, sift cocoa powder direction over frosting, mix until fully combined and no streaks remain. 
  • Frost cupcakes using desired method. 

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel