Cinnamon Roll Cupcake Recipe

by Jenn

I just love cinnamon rolls for breakfast, snacks or even dinner and a yummy Cinnamon Roll Cupcake for dessert lol.  Sadly, I don’t eat them for dinner or breakfast often because I’m trying to be good but that doesn’t mean I don’t love to bake and do it every chance I get, especially for the kids school.  I’m always baking something for them to use for a bake sale or to give to their teachers for a gift.  Hey, it gets it out of my house and gives me a great excuse to bake yummy things like these Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes I’m going to share with you.

Cinnamon Roll Cupcake Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes Recipe

To make these super delicious cupcakes, you’re going to need the following ingredients.

Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 2/3 cup whole milk, room temp

Cinnamon sugar mix:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon

Cinnamon cream cheese frosting:

  • 1 cup soft unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 cup softened cream cheese
  • 4 cup powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
Cinnamon Roll Cupcake Recipe

Let’s get started making these super yummy Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes:

Vanilla Cupcake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cupcake pan by lining it with the peper liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl or use the bowl to your electric mixer if you have one and combine sugar, baking powder, cake flour, and salt and mix together.
  • Beat with an electric mixer for about 1 1/2 minutes. Mix well.
  • Scoop in the butter and continue mixing on medium to low speed for about 2 minutes.
  • The batter will have an appearance of crumble small pieces.
  • Whisk the eggs, yogurt cinnamon, and vanilla together until the texture is smooth.
  • Pour the liquid mixture in with the dry ingredients beating until combined on medium.
  • Reduce speed to low while gradually adding milk to the above mixture.
  • Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake to fill the bottom if liners.
  • Sprinkle some of the sugar mix on top of the batter
  • cover the batter with some more of the mix and fill the cupcake liners to 3/4 the way and top with more sugar mix
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Take out of oven allowing the cupcakes to remain in the cupcake pan to cool for several minutes.
  • Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack until totally cool.
Frosting directions:
  • Combine butter, vanilla, cinnamon, cream cheese and powder sugar in medium sized bowl or electric mixer’s bowl and cream until it’s a light and creamy consistancy.
  • If it doesn’t cream add 3-4 TBSP of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  • Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down.  If it falls off add more powder sugar 1/4 of a cup at a time.
  • If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip and frost the cooled cupcakes and drizzle melted cinnamon chocolate chips on top.
Cinnamon Roll Cupcake

Enjoy your Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes!  I took each one of my neighbors a Cinnamon Roll Cupcake because they are super yummy and I knew if I kept them in the house much longer I wouldn’t be able to stick to my diet lol.  Seriously, they are yummy but they make great gifts for neighbors.

Cinnamon Roll Cupcake Recipe

I have made all sorts of different cupcake recipes over the years and these are defently one of my favorites.  The vanilla cupcake is nice and moise, adding the sugar mixture in the middle gives it such an awesome flavor.  Plus, the chocoalte cinnamon mixture drizzled on the top of the cupcake is super yummy!  Just a great cupcake, I’m really happy with how they turned out.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Sweet breakfast, sounds amazing. But, maybe you have someone that loves bacon, or sausage. Maybe they want gravy? This Breakfast Pizza recipe just may be the answer for your next breakfast, or you could put it on the table for dinner?

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Cinnamon Roll Cupcake Recipe

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39 comments

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Starla B March 29, 2016 - 6:36 pm

I am right with you on this- I am trying to bet better as well but a hot, delicious cinnamon roll is so tempting! These look delicious- great job!

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Nancy Hilderbrand March 29, 2016 - 9:47 am

All of the cupcakes look delicious. I have made copies. You should be on Cupcake Wars.

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Anna Walker March 28, 2016 - 9:02 pm

What a way to combine two winners! I have to try this for a tea party coming up.

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Sonya Morris March 26, 2016 - 7:52 pm

Oh my goodness these look so amazing!

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Christina Strapp March 22, 2016 - 1:21 am

Oh wow, these sound and looks so good! I need to try these for my family.

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Arminda De Leon March 21, 2016 - 10:08 pm

Whoooaaa…love everything about cinnamon.The frosting yummy. Wanting to bake this! Thanks!

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Samantha Michelle March 21, 2016 - 3:51 pm

I LOVE CUPCAKES. I will try this recipe out. Baking is something j love to do in my free time

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Nyx March 21, 2016 - 7:37 am

wow this is yummy! thank you for sharing

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Angelehm March 20, 2016 - 12:21 am

I love the icing for the cupcakes I could eat it by the spoon thankfully I dont have a bowl in front of me I have been trying so hard so good. I am still trying to find my deadly delights Cinnamon roll recipe. Lost it in a move still cry lol. I sold a bakers dozen for 14.00 plus tax and that was nearly 20 years ago. Now I have to work this out in the meantime the cupcakes I will save and make soon.

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lisa March 19, 2016 - 5:03 pm

That sounds and looks delicious. Sadly, it’s beyond my baking abilities. I would try it with a box mix, but it wouldn’t be the same.

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belinda bell March 19, 2016 - 4:55 pm

these cinnamon roll cupcakes look so yummy. I think I will make some for church

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Juana Esparza March 19, 2016 - 11:32 am

Thanks for the FAB recipe. I will def try this recipe soon.

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Lena P. March 19, 2016 - 3:10 am

Yum! Cinnamon rolls used to be my favorite breakfast growing up! These would be great for a party. (:

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Edye March 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm

These look amazing! I love cinnamon rolls :) Thanks for the recipe.

Blessings,
Edye

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Michelle elizondo March 17, 2016 - 9:36 pm

So yummy.

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Sarah L March 17, 2016 - 6:07 pm

Oh, sure. Get them out of your house and make me make some. Yummy!

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Christy Peeples DuBois March 17, 2016 - 2:46 pm

How do you do all that you do and have time to bake all of these wonderful cupcakes or recipes in general!!! You are right, everyone loves cinnamon rolls don’t they. These sound so so good.

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Lyndsey R. March 17, 2016 - 2:05 pm

Oh my!!! These looks delish! The caramel apple cupcakes look really good too!

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Lyndsey R. March 17, 2016 - 2:03 pm

Oh my!!!! These look delish! The caramel apple cupcakes look really good too!

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Vito March 17, 2016 - 1:33 pm

They look stunning. I will definitely try them!

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Jenn March 17, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Let me know if you enjoy them :)

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Darlene Maroni March 17, 2016 - 12:24 pm

I will be trying those cinnamon cupcakes real soon :)

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Jenn March 17, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Do let me know how they turn out please.

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Mai T. March 17, 2016 - 2:19 am

Those yummy whipped cream topping is killing me. They look super delicious I’m drooling here. Thanks for sharing these marvelous cupcakes.

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Jenn March 17, 2016 - 4:16 pm

Thank you so much… Do let me know if you try them I would love to hear what you thought.

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KATE SARSFIELD March 16, 2016 - 4:19 pm

I love cinnamon! It’s such a warm, cozy sort of spice!

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Jerry Marquardt March 16, 2016 - 1:45 am

This is a very nice snack time or breakfast treat. I am making this for this weekend from your great recipe.

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krystel March 15, 2016 - 11:17 pm

These look so delicious

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Michelle S March 15, 2016 - 7:22 pm

So I’m not sure if these would be breakfast or dessert? Well, maybe have them both times they look so yummy.

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Jenn March 17, 2016 - 4:18 pm

I was thinking the same thing lol

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Alyssa E March 15, 2016 - 6:20 pm

And I thought cinnamon rolls couldn’t get any better. I was wrong. I want to try this so bad now.

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Leigh March 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm

They look so yummy. I will definitely try this recipe out. Thanks.

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Richard Hicks March 15, 2016 - 11:36 am

These cupcakes are tempting me to forget my diet . LOL!

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Ronald Gagnon March 15, 2016 - 9:54 am

Have always loved cinnamon bun, especially with lots of cream cheese toppings, but have never tried them in cupcake form, or added sour cream. I like the fact that this recipe only takes 45 minutes

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Linda Manns Linneman March 14, 2016 - 7:22 pm

All of these cupcakes sound so good. I am sure there are no calories in any of these. I will be making some of these in the future. Thank you for sharing

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Irene Pilato March 14, 2016 - 7:10 pm

Oh my god, they look delicious! And they are so cute!

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Edna Williams March 14, 2016 - 5:49 pm

All of these recipes look amazing, but I really want to try the Cinnamon Roll Cupcake Recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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