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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

This two-part cupcake recipe will hit the spot with all Snickerdoodle lovers.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon and sugar, cupcakes, snickerdoodle cupcake, snickerdoodle cupcake with snickerdoodle buttercream frosting, snickerdoodle cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cupcake Cooling & Frosting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 232 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper


Cupcake Recipe

  • 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

Snickerdoodle Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 3/4 cups powder sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk Add two tablespoons at a time until you reach the consistency you desire. Use more milk if needed.


Cupcake Recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place cupcake liners in the pan. (I always set out 24 regular sized, sometimes I get 24 sometimes less. I have often found it depends on the cake mix.)

  3. Mix the cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium for three minutes. Scrape the bowl halfway through.

  4. Pour batter into muffin pans. Filling the muffin liners 2/3 to 3/4 full.

  5. Bake 15-20 minutes. Check at 15 minutes. Do not overbake.

  6. Allow the cakes to cool completely on a wire rack.

Snickerdoodle Buttercream Frosting Instructions

  1. Mix softened butter until fluffy and slowly add in sugars and other ingredients. (Don't forget to add the milk two tablespoons at a time until you meet your desired consistency.)

  2. Blend for about a minute with an electric mixer until fluffy.

  3. Place frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a large star pastry tip.

  4. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.

  5. Once cupcakes are frosted using a fine strainer sprinkle the tops with cinnamon.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (80 g)
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 284IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.