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Churro Cupcakes

For all the cinnamon-sugar lovers out there, this is a delicious recipe! Keep it simple by topping them off with melted butter and cinnamon sugar, or kick it up a notch with cream cheese frosting.

Cupcake Ingredients
2 C flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg (if using dried nutmeg, use 3/4 tsp)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 C buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 C sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 large eggs

Cupcake Directions
Prep the dry and wet ingredients. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt) in a bowl, and mix together the wet ingredients (buttermilk, vanilla) in a separate bowl.

Cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes on medium-high speed.

Add the eggs 1 at a time on medium-low speed. Mix until creamy.

Add in half the flour mixture, the buttermilk mixture, and the remaining flour mixture. Mix until just combined after each addition.

Divide into baking pans (makes about 16 cupcakes) and bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cupcakes take 18-22 minutes.

Top them off, and enjoy!

This recipe originally from the Sprinkles Baking Book.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes, variation 1

You really can’t go wrong with red velvet cupcakes. I’ve found that most recipes call for the same ingredients in slightly different quantities, and all of them end up as delicious pieces of heaven covered in cream cheese frosting – yum! This recipe adapted from Sprinkles.

Cupcake Ingredients
1 ½ C flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 C buttermilk, shaken
1 ¾ tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 oz red food coloring
1 ¼ C (10 Tbsp) unsalted butter, softened
1 ¼ C sugar
2 large eggs

Frosting Ingredients
1x 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
½ C (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/8 tsp salt
3 ½ C powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla

Cupcake Directions

Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt)

Combine wet ingredients (buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, food coloring)

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing until just combined

Add in half the dry ingredients, then the buttermilk mixture, and the remaining dry ingredients. Mix until just blended

Divide the batter into your preferred baking pan, bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean

Frosting Directions

Cream together the butter, cream cheese and salt until light and fluffy

Gradually mix in the powdered sugar

Add the vanilla and mix until just combined

Add milk if needed for desired texture

Slather on in heaping quantities, and enjoy!

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