Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

There's just something about fall that makes me want to break out my mega Costco container of cinnamon.
The aroma just makes your house smell all nice and cozy :)

I'm not a big Snickerdoodle cookie fan, but boy are they tasty in cupcake form!
Hope you like them too.

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup canola oil
4 eggs
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
5 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1-2 T heavy cream or milk

For cupcakes:
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 buttermilk, 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.

For frosting:
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar and vanilla for 2-3 minutes on med-high speed.  Lower the speed and add the cinnamon and milk. Beat for another 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
Frost cooled cupcakes.
Dust with raw sugar if desired.

Makes 20 cupcakes.
(I use a Wilton 1M tip for frosting my cupcakes)

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to see these cupcakes don't have the Cream of Tartar that I think make the cookies taste so weird. These look great!


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