Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

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Even though we love the traditional cupcakes with Buttercream frosting, it’s nice to change it up once in awhile. These Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes are not only a yummy dessert, but could also be served with breakfast or a special after-school snack.

Starting with a Butter or Yellow Cake Mix and adding a Cinnamon Streusel makes these Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes super easy too. Doug said they taste like a Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll! Yum…I love those!

To get the cinnamon swirl, I added about 2 tablespoons of cake batter to the bottom of the cupcake liner {just be sure to add enough to cover the bottom of the liner well} then sprinkle on a combination of sugar and cinnamon. Add more batter {another 2-3 tablespoons} and top with Streusel Topping.

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Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24-30 cupcakes

Description

A delicious way to enjoy a cinnamon roll. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix {I used Butter Flavor, Yellow works well too}
  • Ingredients to make it taste homemade: 4 eggs, 1 cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup oil
  • Cinnamon and Sugar for Swirl {about 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon}

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Prepare cake mix, set aside
  2. Combine cinnamon and sugar in small bowl, set aside

Streusel Topping

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Melt Butter in microwave
  3. Add a small amount of butter at a time, stirring after each addition until the mixture is crumbly
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  5. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners
  6. Add about 2 tablespoons batter to the cupcake liners
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture
  8. Add more batter {about 2 tablespoons}
  9. Sprinkle on Streusel Topping
  10. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  11. Cool completely

Glaze

  1. Add powdered sugar to a small bowl
  2. Slowly add milk until glaze becomes desired consistency
  3. Drizzle over cooled cupcakes

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