Friday, May 8, 2015

Favorite Pin Friday | Volume 5

Who enjoyed some queso and margaritas on Cinco de Mayo? This girl!!! The hubs and I had a few people over for tacos and drinks. I'll be posting more about that next week. In the tradition of Favorite Pin Friday, lets get right to it. Today I'm sharing the dessert we had at our party, Churro Cupcakes. I found the recipe at Lady Behind the Curtain and modified it to save time (aka used a box cake mix).

They smelled delicious while baking.

STAND: Crate and Barrel

The crunchy topping and cream cheese frosting were divine!

Churro Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
7 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
5 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tbsp milk (if desired)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Follow directions on cake mix. Fill each cupcake liner (I use 1/4 cup per cupcake). Bake for 20 minutes.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Once cupcakes have completely cooled, brush melted butter on tops and dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
In a mixer, beat butter and cream cheese until well blended. Mix in vanilla and cinnamon; add confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time until combined. If the frosting is too thick, add milk a few drops at a time until desired consistency. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.

Since I didn't put a lot of frosting on each cupcake I could have easily cut that portion of the recipe in half. I've decided the leftover frosting will taste amazing on a warm bagel or homemade Belgian waffle! So this post is now a two in one lol Cupcake frosting+breakfast topping. You're welcome ;)
Until next post...xoxo Becca


  1. These look soooo yummy, Becca! As soon as I get a cheat day on this stinking meal plan of mine, I'm going to have to try these. Can't wait to hear more about y'all's Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

    1. April, the fact that you can stick with a meal plan is awesome and I applaud you for it! In the meantime...I'll eat a cupcake for you ;)


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