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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Today, I'm helping my friend, Ang over at Juggling Act Mama, celebrate her birthday! A bunch of bloggers made cupcakes for her special day. With it being Fall, I deviated a little from the pumpkin route - although I did briefly consider it - and went with a Snickerdoodle Cupcake. 

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies - I love the cinnamon-y goodness. I thought it would be fun to make a cupcake with the same cinnamon flavor to help Ang celebrate. Plus, with such a fun name, what's not to love? It kinda sounds like a party, right?

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Printable recipe
Yield: 24 cupcakes

For the cake:
1 pkg. (18.25 oz) plain white cake mix
1 cup milk
8 tbsp. (1 stick) butter, melted
3 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 tsp. ground cinnamon

For the frosting:
8 tbsp. (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
3¾ cups powdered sugar, sifted
3-4 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a muffin baking pan with 24 paper liners and set aside.

Place the cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.  Blend with an electric mixer until well combined. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 more minutes more, scraping the sides down again, if needed.  The batter should look well combined. Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups. Place the pans in the oven side by side.

Bake the cupcakes until they are golden brown and spring back when lightly pressed with your finger, about 15-20 minutes.  Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove them to wire racks to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by placing the butter in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until fluffy, 30 seconds. Stop the machine and add the powdered sugar, 3 tbsp. milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Blend with the mixer on low until the sugar is incorporated, about 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy, 1 minute more. Blend in up to 1 tbsp. milk if the frosting seems stiff.

Spread or pipe the frosting on top of the cupcakes. Store the cupcakes, uncovered, in the refrigerator until the frosting sets, about 20 minutes.  

These cupcakes can be kept, covered in the refrigerator, for up to 1 week.

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  1. Dear Jamie, These cupcakes look delicious! Perfect for the celebration. I love snickerdoodles too wonderful choice. Blessings, Catherine

  2. Beautiful cupcake!!
    And I just loooooooooove snickerdoodle

  3. Hi Jamie - love the sound of these cupcakes! Thanks for an "unpumpkin" post today. Lol....I LOVE anything pumpkin but am the only one in the household that will eat it. These cinnamony yummy cupcakes would be perfect for a birthday or any occasion...thanks again!

  4. Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday, Jamie! These look amazing!
    I added them to my Pinterest board and will be sharing them on Google+ shortly :)

  5. You had me at Snickerdoodles. And at Cupcakes. Yum.

  6. Yum! These looks sooo good! I think I would eat these for breakfast with my coffee:)

  7. I love Snickerdoodles! I can't wait to try the cupcake version...Yum!

  8. Hi Jamie! These Snickerdoodle Cupcakes look so good! Thanks for linking them up (plus a couple other delicious posts) to my Sweet Wednesday Link Party!

    Have a great day!

  9. Such a great idea for a BDay party! Look so yummy.

    We would love to have you come over to our monthly link happening now: #whyfakeitjustmakeit

  10. Love snickerdoodle anything at our house :)

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  11. Wow, these look AWESOME! Can't wait to try them :) Thanks for the recipe!

    Dawn from stopping by from Thriving on Thursdays :)

  12. That is so simple, I love it! Happy Birthday to your friend. Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friday

  13. We are a Snickerdoodle family we will just love these cupcakes. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope your weekend was great!
    Miz Helen

  14. I love snickerdoodles and these would be a lovely Fall treat. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  15. Wow! This is heaven. I just love cupcakes!! :)

  16. Jamie,
    These are AWESOME! We love Snickerdoodles around here and I can't wait to make them in cupcake form! Thank you for linking up to our Spooktacular Halloween link party.

  17. Saw your pic on Marvelous Mondays link party...these cupcakes are calling my name. :)
    Tina at

  18. G'day! Love the round up and love your photo, true!
    Wish I could try one right now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Cupcake Party

  19. Snickerdoodles are among my favorite cookies, so i am sure I'd like these cupcakes. Nice to see you at the Chef Next Door Link Party. Just popping by to say hi and see what you're up to. I would love it if you would drop over for a visit at Deb


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