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Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes - Dreamy cinnamon and vanilla cupcakes with Cinnabon Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and a sugary churro on top! To date, these churro cupcakes are my favorite dessert yet!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 + 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream

For the Frosting

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 package Churro Mix or store bought churros

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners; set aside.
    In a bowl fit with a mixer, beat sugar and butter until creamed, about 3 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Increase speed to medium and continue to beat about 3 minutes.  
    Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue to beat about 1 minute.
    Slowly beat in heavy cream.  Beat in flour, a little at a time.  Beat in sour cream until incorporated.  Scrape down sides of the bowl, beat for a few more seconds. 
    Spoon batter about 1/2 full.  Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.  Allow to cool completely.
    TO MAKE THE FROSTING
    Beat softened butter, cinnamon, and confectioners' sugar for 3-5 minutes. Beat in 1/4 softened cream cheese at a time. Beat in vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Beat for an additional 3 minutes.  Fill a cupcake liner bag with frosting.
    Refrigerate frosting for about 30 minutes.  Use a cupcake tip (such as a Russian Cake Tip) to frost cupcakes.  Top with a churro and leftover frosting to get it to stick to the top.

Notes

**Use store bought Churro Mix (walmart/amazon) and follow package directions to make churros.  Roll in cinnamon sugar when done, then cut into small pieces.  Churros can also be found at most Mexican restaurants already pre-made.
***Use Russian Ball Tip (Amazon) to frost cupcakes