Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Cupcakes

A vanilla and cinnamon base cupcake with a vanilla and cinnamon buttercream frosting.

Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Cupcakes

Ingredients
  1. 2 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/2 cup salted butter room temperature
  7. 3 egg whites
  8. 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup sour cream
  10. 1/2 cup milk
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
  1. 2 tbsp cinnamon
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Frosting
  1. 1/2 cup butter softened
  2. 1/2 cup shortening
  3. 4 cups powdered sugar
  4. 3 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 2 tbsp milk
Instructions
For cupcakes
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together flour, cinnamon, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder in mixing bowl. I use my electric mixer.
  • Add butter (room temperature), egg whites, sour cream, vanilla, and milk - Mix until smooth (no lumps).
  • Add cupcake liners to cupcake pan.
  • Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
  • Place 1 tbsp of batter into each cupcake liner
  • Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of cinnamon sugar mixture on top of cupcake batter.
  • Repeat steps until liners are half way full.
  • Sprinkle a little more cinnamon sugar mixture on top of half-filled liners
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with minimal crumbs
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes
  • Remove cupcakes and continue cooling on wire rack.