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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Sometimes old recipes bear a little repeating on MomAdvice. These Snickerdoodle Cupcakes are the type of recipe that deserves its honor on our site over and over again. These Snickerdoodle cupcakes taste just like a fresh baked snickerdoodle cookie and are made from a simple cake mix. If the taste of the snickerdoodle cake isn’t enough for you, these Snickerdoodle Cupcakes are topped with a delicious cinnamon buttercream frosting to round out the cinnamon flavor!

If you haven’t tried this recipe for Snickerdoodle Cupcakes, you must try them because they are the most delicious cupcakes ever. It earns its top spot in my most requested cake category in our family and happens to be my own personal favorite too.  These easy cupcakes are made from a cake mix (you can use white or yellow cake mix) with the addition of a few pantry ingredients that takes the cake to another level.

Struggling with frosting decorating? The best arsenal I have in my cake decorating tools is the Wilton 2D tip. It only costs a few dollars and can make your cakes look professional with just one swirl with this tip.  Start at the edge and swirl towards the center for cupcakes that look like the ones above or swirl from the center to the outside for a simple rose effect. I like to  leave the cinnamon cake edges peeking out of the sides so people can see the brown cinnamon color on these. This sweet and simple swirl is all you need to make these cupcakes look professional and still offer the beauty of a homemade treat.

I hope you can give this recipe a spin! Snickerdoodle Cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate the big or small things in life! Serve them up plain or add an adorable handmade cupcake topper for any of your holiday occasions!

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
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Serves: 16
 
Snickerdoodle cupcakes are an easy semi-homemade treat you can make for all of life's occasions. The best part is they taste just like a fresh baked snickerdoodle cookie.
Ingredients
  • 1 package plain white cake mix or yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup whole milk (I used skim milk and it still tasted delicious)
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Frosting:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3¾ cup confectioners sugar
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and flour & grease or line your cupcake tin.
  2. Place cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Blend for three minutes (stop to scrape once).
  3. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop batter into your cupcake tin and then bake for 22-25 minutes.
  4. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
  5. For the frosting, beat butter until fluffy.
  6. Add all other ingredients.

Recipe adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor Cookbook.

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