Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes

16 Jan

I have always had a fascination with cupcakes, especially now with the new “cupcake wars” show that is on food network. 🙂 We did not have cupcakes in my household when I was growing up. The closest thing we ever had was when my mom made little itty bitty cheesecakes that you made in muffin tins… but no cupcakes. So I have always had this desire to MAKE a cake or a cupcake. So here are to my first cupcakes! I couldn’t seem to find a recipe that I liked, so this is a creation all of my own, but, I think they turned out gorgeously! A soft almost savory cocoa cupcake mixed with the sweet smooth seductiveness of the cinnamon buttercream frosting is sure to be a major hit! 

  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1 3/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pan with liners. Cream butter and sugar until light and flurry. Lower, add eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk and sour cream. Set aside. In another bowl, sift four, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add buttermilk mixture and sifted mixture to creamed butter mixture. Beat until combined, being careful not to over beat. Using an ice cream scoop, divide into cupcake tins, being careful to be consistent in size. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes, and then release from the pan and set on rack to cool.

Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla

Whip butter, cream cheese, and cinnamon together. On a slow speed, slowly incorporate powdered sugar. Add vanilla. You can spread with a spatula onto cooled cupcakes, or pipe with a piping bag.


Posted by on January 16, 2012 in Chocolate, Cupcake


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23 responses to “Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Dana

    January 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Oh my. I can’t even look at these photos without getting hungry! If you lived down the street from me, I’d be sneaking into your kitchen for a muffin — or two, or three.

  2. Melodie

    January 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    thanks so much! just put it in 🙂

  3. theassorted

    January 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Not a good idea to read your blog before breakfast – it doesn’t help witht the choice between cereal and cupcakes 🙂

  4. -J

    January 17, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Thanks for liking my blog! Rest assured I’ll be stealing recipes from yours 🙂

  5. crweatherford

    January 17, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Thanks for the like and follow! Those cupcakes look divine…I look forward to drooling over more of your recipes 🙂

  6. fallon56

    January 17, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Thanks for following my blog! These cupcakes look amazing!

  7. madamspice

    January 17, 2012 at 6:09 am

    omg, i’m at work starving and waiting for my morning coffee! looking at these made my hunger 10 times worse!!! lovely blog, great job 🙂

  8. Savira

    January 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Wow… love the pictures….especially with the red background…great contrast! Now I need some

  9. teacher-chef

    January 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I am a big fan of the Cinnamon-Chocolate combo…. add a kick of Cayenne and you have a “Mexican Hot Chocolate” Cupcake, OMG amazing!!

  10. Pany

    January 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Mmm delicious! I’m definitely gonna have to have a look at that. Thanks for subscribing to my blog – I’ll be sure to subscribe to yours (as it looks terribly appetising!)

  11. roxanlita

    January 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    thanks for reading/liking my blog. Those cupcakes look amazing omg. *cover eyes* It’s like a yummy trap!

  12. dpixel365

    January 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    These look Yummy and thanks for the recipe.. Will try 🙂

  13. creativenoshing

    January 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    These look so yum!

  14. Nobody left in Soulville....

    January 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    everything looks so wonderful…i want to eat my computer screen haha

  15. Steph@TheChickpeaChickadee

    January 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

    These look delicious!! Honestly, I’ve never made a cupcake, but I might have to try these. I love cinnamon. A savory cocoa cupcake = YUM:)

  16. ringfingertanline

    January 18, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Yum! Like Mexican Hot Chocolate. You should try out my drunken cupcakes next- they use Guinness in the batter (makes them super moist) and have a Bailey’s buttercream. Delicious!

  17. twisterfish

    January 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    These look wonderful! Can’t wait to try them very soon.

  18. Casey Smith

    January 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    These look divine!

  19. Jenny

    January 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Cupcakes and Muffins are a staple in our household. I like to think they are great for portion control…but any cupcakes that look as yummy as yours I’d be gobbling down 2 or 3 of them in one sitting anyway 😉

  20. twisterfish

    January 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Hi again! We’ve made these twice already and they are amazing! I’d like to put a link to this post on my food blog but would like your permission first. Please email me at twisterfish at gmail dot com. Thank you!

  21. ooothatsshiny

    February 1, 2012 at 2:11 am

    they look so good! i need to stop reading your blog before bed because i always want to make food! hehe 🙂

  22. Anyluckypeny

    February 15, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Wow!! This just made my day 🙂 I’m going to eat a cupcake tonight!


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