Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

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Here are the other cupcakes I made for my girl's night in.
The light cinnamon flavor of the cake combined with the chocolate frosting is definitely a winner.
I cheated and topped mine with Churro's from Costco :)
Enjoy!


Make pom pom bunting for extra cuteness :)



Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes
with Chocolate Frosting

For Cupcakes:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup whole milk
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pan with cupcake liners.
Sift cake mix into a large mixing bowl.  Add cinnamon and whisk together.
Add milk, butter, eggs and vanilla and mix just until combined.
Scoop batter into liners using a cookie scoop for even distribution.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done.
Cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup + 2 T cocoa powder
2-3 T milk

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla for 5 minutes on high speed.  Lower the speed and add cocoa powder and milk. Beat for another 5-8 minutes until light and fluffy.

Garnish:
Costco Churros cut into pieces

Recipe adapted from Love and Olive Oil



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