Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes - Dreamy cinnamon and vanilla cupcakes with Cinnabon Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and a sugary churro on top! To date, these churro cupcakes are my favorite dessert yet!

Churro Cupcakes

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup granulated sugar
  2. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  5. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  7. 1 + 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  8. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  9. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  11. 1/2 cup full fat sour cream

For the Frosting
  1. 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  2. 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  3. 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  4. 5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  5. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  6. 1 package Churro Mix or store bought churros

Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners; set aside.
  • In a bowl fit with a mixer, beat sugar and butter until creamed, about 3 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Increase speed to medium and continue to beat about 3 minutes.  
  • Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue to beat about 1 minute.
  • Slowly beat in heavy cream.  Beat in flour, a little at a time.  Beat in sour cream until incorporated.  Scrape down sides of the bowl, beat for a few more seconds. 
  • Spoon batter about 1/2 full.  Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.  Allow to cool completely.