Holey moley you guys. I have not posted one single project this entire month! I literally have four incomplete projects on my desk, and at least a dozen others all around the house. It is getting ridiculous! Don’t you hate that stage when you have something 90% done, but you just can’t find the time/money/supplies to get it finished? It’s driving me crazy!
So, since I can’t manage to get anything done, I am relying on recipes from the deep depths of my computer so I’ll at least have something to post. I found this gem that I actually made last fall. These Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes are amazing!! The cupcake is nice and tender, and it is full of cinnamony goodness. I took these to a teacher appreciation dinner at the jr. high, and I was told that they were the first to go!
This cinnamon cream cheese frosting is the bees knees! It is rich and creamy and has a hint of spice. I could totally eat it by the spoonful. It is delicious, trust me!
And of course you can’t have cinnamon roll anything without an awesome cinnamon sugar filling! It is so fun to bite into these cupcakes and get that burst of sweet cinnamon flavor. And it looks pretty too!
Don’t you just wish you had one in front of you right now? I know I do. 🙂
Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2/3 cup oil
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of nutmeg
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside. Whisk together oil and sugar till combined. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla and whisk till smooth. Stir in dry ingredients. Line muffin tins with paper baking cups. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter in the bottom of each cup. Sprinkle with about a teaspoon of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Top with another tablespoon of batter. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. Cool completely, then frost.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
5-6 cups powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese and butter till creamy. Add vanilla, cinnamon, and 5 cups powdered sugar. Beat till smooth. Add more powdered sugar if needed. (This makes a thick frosting for piping on the cupcakes. If you want to just spread it, you can use less powdered sugar or add a little milk.)
-Makes 30 cupcakes
Recipe adapted from Somewhat Simple