Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

    Posted by  ·  August 30, 2012

    These cupcakes are a little bite of heaven! If you love the classic snickerdoodle cookie these cupcakes are for you!

    Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

    1 package plain white cake mix or yellow cake mix
    3 large eggs
    1 cup  milk
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in pan (I always set out 24 regular sized, sometime I get 24 sometimes less. I have often found it depends on the cake mix). Mix together cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl for three minutes. Scrape bowl half way through. Pour batter into muffin pans. Bake 15-20 minutes. Check at 15 minutes. Do not overbake.  Allow the cakes to cool completely.

    Now for the frosting! It is divine….

    Snickerdoodle Frosting Recipe

    1/2 cup softened  salted butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    pinch of salt
    3 3/4 cups powder sugar
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    add milk 2 tablespoons at a time until you reach the consistency you desire

    Mix butter until fluffy and slowly and in sugars and other ingredients. Blend for about a minute with electric mixer until fluffy. Place frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a large star pastry tip. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. This time I made a mixture of regular and mini cupcakes. I ended up not having enough frosting and made another batch.


    If you like cupcakes you might like the Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting. YUM!

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    1. Lola
      Thursday, May 14th, 2015
      Love the look of your frosting! What tip did you use and what was your technique? Cheers!
    2. Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
      These cupcakes are amazing and the frosting is incredible. Thanks for sharing! I had to double the frosting also and found out the extra tasted really good on molasses ginger cookies!
    3. Diane
      Friday, September 19th, 2014
      I made these and the icings looks exactly like your picture but it is real gritty from the brown sugar. Is it supposed to dissolve or is it supposed to be gritty? I love the flavor but not the grit. I might just leave out the brown sugar next time and enjoy the creamy cinnamon flavor.
    4. Josie Cruz
      Monday, August 11th, 2014
      I made the snicker doodle cupcakes so a hit,
      I will be making these again soon I will be keeping this recipe every one liked the cupcakes. every thing came out perfect.
    5. Bakin' Bits
      Friday, February 21st, 2014
      I think I added too much milk! How do I thicken up my icing????
      • Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
        Hey Bakin' Bits you can add in more powdered sugar. It it gets too sweet you might add a pinch of salt and some more butter. Hope this helps
    6. Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
    7. Elizabeth
      Monday, February 25th, 2013
      A friend had requested snickerdoodle cupcakes since her husband loves the cookies and after searching I found this recipe. I have never had a snickerdoodle cookie let alone bake this flavor cupcake. Your recipe was a huge hit! People were drooling over the picture I put on facebook. I love how instead of water and oil you add milk and melted butter, it made the cake so soft. Im in the process of opening a custom cake and cupcake shop and am definetly adding this flavor to the menu! Thanks so much! Here's the link to my facebook picture of the cupcakes :-)!/photo.php?fbid=10151480806622040&set=p.10151480806622040&type=1&theater
    8. Kayla
      Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
      These are delicious! The frosting MAKES them! (A dab will do ya) The cupcakes turned out very subtle but the frosting complemented them so well!
    9. siofra
      Saturday, January 12th, 2013
      aren't they just cinnamon cupcakes?
    10. Monday, October 22nd, 2012
      Just made these and they're FANTASTIC!! My son loves them-says they are his new favorite dessert!! Thanks for the recipe:)
    11. Tina B
      Saturday, October 6th, 2012
      I am famous for my Snickerdoodle cookies. My son's 'Chefs' teacher tried them and will be using my recipe for the class. These cupcakes look awesome! I will definitely try them. I only use cake mixes that are pretty natural and I have a box of yellow cake mix already so I will be baking up a storm soon.
    12. Thursday, September 27th, 2012
      Oh my gosh, these are be best tasting cupcakes I've ever had! And they smell so good too! My only advice is do NOT use 2 tablespoons milk like it says for the frosting! I did and it was soooo runny and the frosting would cave in and run down the cupcake wrapper. I had to add more ingredients and refrost them. I'd say add milk two TEASPOONS at a time, or just use ONE tablespoon milk to start with and use teaspoons after.

      Anyways, I will definitely be making these again!
    13. Amber
      Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
      I made these last week and they were wonderful. My only suggestion is to add a couple of tablespoons of milk (I used almond milk) to the frosting. If you don't it is very thick and crumbly not creamy like a frosting should be at all.
      They were a huge hit and everyone loved them!
      • Thursday, September 6th, 2012
        Oh my goodness Amber that is because I accidentally left the milk out of the frosting recipe. I have updated it now. Thank you so much for letting me know!
    14. Saturday, September 1st, 2012
      MMmm, those look delicious!
    15. Friday, August 31st, 2012
      These really look yummy. My granddaughter loves snickerdoodle cookies so these should be right up her alley.
    16. Abigail
      Friday, August 31st, 2012
      Can you substitute the cake mix?
    17. Hillary B
      Friday, August 31st, 2012
      I love snickerdoodles, but i have never thought of trying them as a cake. These look yummy. Thanks for the recipe.
    18. Thursday, August 30th, 2012
      sounds delish!
    19. Jessica
      Thursday, August 30th, 2012
      I used a different recipe for the cake as I wanted it all homemade....but, used your icing.....AWESOME! Thank you!
    20. beth
      Thursday, August 30th, 2012
      Those cupcakes look so yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Do you know what the # of that tip is? Having trouble finding one.
    21. Thursday, August 30th, 2012
      omg....these sound so great! i love snickerdoodles!!! can't wait to try...thanks for sharing!
    22. Diane M.
      Thursday, August 30th, 2012
      I love snickerdoodle cookies so I can just imagine how good these are. Can't wait to make them.
      Thanks for the recipe.
    23. Kellie
      Thursday, August 30th, 2012
      I can't wait to try these. I love cinnamon. So many recipes these days have chocolate chips in them and I despise chocolate (Weird, I know, everyone tells me) so I love when I see a scrumptious looking recipe with now chocolate. Thanks so much for sharing.
    24. Thursday, August 30th, 2012
      these look amazing! OMG - your pictures are awesome.

    25. kathy diebel
      Thursday, August 30th, 2012
      I plan on baking some this weekend, They look very good.
    26. Thursday, August 30th, 2012
      These look awesome....I hope you don't mind I did copy your recipe and hope to make some today....thank you so much!!