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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
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword churro cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 16 cupcakes
Calories 326kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup full fat sour cream

For the Frosting

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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°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. Mix for 3 minutes.  
  • Mix in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • Slowly mix in heavy cream.
  • Mix in flour, a little at a time.
  • Mix in sour cream until incorporated.
  • Spoon batter into muffin tin ½ full.
  • Bake in oven 350°F for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick. Allow to cool completely.
  • Beat softened butter, cinnamon, and confectioners' sugar for 3-5 minutes.
  • Beat in ¼ 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.  
    Make churros and top cupcake with a small piece of it using 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
I find it easier to work with cold icing. Refrigerate it for 30 minutes if it's too soft to pipe at the time.

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 821IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg