Churro Cupcakes

Our friends are expecting a baby boy and he’s due on May 5. We thought it only appropriate to throw a Cinco de Mayo themed baby shower in his honor. I searched long and hard for the perfect dessert. These churro cupcakes fit the bill. I kind of combined pieces of two recipes to come up with this end product and I couldn’t have been more pleased.

They were a big hit with everyone at the shower. Don’t wait until Cinco de Mayo…go ahead and make these AHORA! :)

Churro Cupcakes
(from Bakingdom and The Novice Chef)

For the Cinnamon-Sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Combine in small bowl and set aside.

For the Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners; set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, until just combined then stir in the vanilla and oil. Sprinkle 1/3 of the flour mixture over the butter mixture and gently stir in until barely combined. Add half of the milk, mixing until just combined. Repeat these steps with the remaining flour mixture and milk, ending with the flour. Do not over mix.

Fill each cupcake tin with 2 tablespoons of batter, or until the cupcake tin is filled half way. Bake the cupcakes for 14 to 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with one or two crumbs clinging to it. Allow the cupcakes to cool for 2 to 3 minutes, then dip the top of each cupcake into the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat it the top of the cupcake. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream the butter and cream cheese together in a large bowl. Add the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well between each addition. Stir in the cinnamon until thoroughly combined. then stir in the vanilla. Beat the mixture well, until light and fluffy.

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2 Responses to “Churro Cupcakes”

  1. The Modern Home Economist Says:

    These are so cute and what a great theme. I bet they are super yummy.

  2. katiehobbie Says:

    i always get a churro when we go to costco. i may have to try these…

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