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Churro Cupcakes #SundaySupper

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cupcakes 1x




  • ½ stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sour cream


  • 8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup carob or cocoa powder
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 24 tablespoons milk, as needed


  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Make the cupcakes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8 wells in a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. I did this by hand but a hand or stand mixer will work as well. Beat in the vanilla and egg. Mix in salt, cinnamon, and baking powder until distributed.
  3. Add the flour and sour cream alternately, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix until fully combined. Divided batter evenly among the lined muffin cups using a spoon or ice cream scoop. Bake 16-18 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely in pan.
  4. Once the cupcakes are completely cool, make the frosting. In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream until combined using a hand or stand mixer. Beat in the vanilla, cinnamon, and carob or cocoa powder. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar ½ cup at a time. If at any time the frosting is too thick, add the milk gradually until you achieve the proper consistency. Add more sugar for a thicker frosting and more milk for a thinner one.
  5. Heap frosting on to cupcakes – it makes a lot – use it all! Top with a generous sprinkling of the cinnamon sugar after stirring the topping together in a small bowl.


Additional chilling time is necessary
Recipe adapted from Baked by Rachel

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes