Get ready for chocolate cinnamon cup cakes that are rich, smooth and so creamy that they melt in your mouth.  You can make them for the Super-Bowl or for a special Valentine in your life.  They are fun to decorate and kids will love them!  You might even want to make them for a special birthday.  My 2 year old granddaughter started singing Happy Birthday to ME when I gave her one of these cupcakes, (even though her birthday is in August).  She thinks that if she gets a cupcake that is decorated so pretty, that it is for her birthday!  If you wanted to change it up a bit, you can add 1/2 cup cocoa powder to the frosting and have chocolate, on top of chocolate.  So no matter how you decorate these, you will get a thank you, and smiles.

Chocolate Cinnamon Cup Cakes

Chocolate Cinnamon Cup Cakes
Recipe type: Cake
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Serves: 28 cupcakes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk*
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs buttermilk, sour cream, oil, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  2. Add cake mix and stir for about 2-3 minutes on high.
  3. Place cup cake papers in a muffin pan. (Mine makes 28 cup cakes.)
  4. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.
*How to make buttermilk:
  1. If you don't have buttermilk, take a cup of regular milk and and add 1 Tbsp of vinegar and mix.
  1. Mix butter and cream cheese for 2-3 minutes making it nice and fluffy.
  2. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla and beat for another 2-3 minutes. The better you mix your frosting the lighter and fluffier.
  3. Add color if desired.
  4. Frost cup cakes that have completely cooled.


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