Saturday, October 2, 2010

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


Brown sugar + cinnamon + cream cheese + white chocolate = Yum!

I found this recipe at http://www.sweetebakes.blogspot.com/ .

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325.  Line pan with cupcake liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. 

Add vanilla extract to buttermilk.

Mix dry ingredients into butter/sugar mixture alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full.

Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back to touch or toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely before frosting.


White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

1 8oz. package of cream cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate, melted
1 Tablespoon crisco

In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.

Slowly add sugar, whipping cream and vanilla extract.  Beat until smooth and creamy consistency is reached.

Melt white chocolate and crisco in the microwave.  Check every 30 seconds until melted.  Allow to cool slightly before adding to icing mixture.

Add melted white chocolate to frosting mixture and beat on high for a few minutes.

Place frosting in the fridge for a few minutes.  Use a ziplock to pipe frosting onto cupcakes.

Mix some sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.  Sprinkle cupcakes with sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think!



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8 comments:

  1. You're killing me with the cupcakes!! :)

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  2. OMG these are a must try! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Melynda @ Mom's Sunday Cafe

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  3. Colletta ~ I love your recipes....you have beautiful post! Blessings, K

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  4. Girl, do you WANT me to blow up like a balloon? Haha! I just can't resist cupcakes and these look yummy.

    Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday.

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  5. Colletta, if you don't quit, I'm going to "get old and fat before my time" (courtesy of Scarlett O'Hara)! These look soooo scrumptious!

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  6. thank you so much for Posting that Bible Verse it's been a long day I really needed to read that and yes I gained atleast a pound looking at those cupcakes!

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  7. I'm sure this recipe is wonderful, but I can't leave without telling you your perfect little cupcake is magazine worthy!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  8. Yum! Great flavors in a cupcake.
    Mimi

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