Churro cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting

With Cinco De Mayo coming up I thought it would be fun to turn my snicker doodle cupcake recipe into CHURRO cupcakes. What’s not to love about churros? I don’t even want to count the number of churros I ate on my last trip to Disney land! ;) They are one of my absolute faves. Now imagine churros topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting… yes please!

Churro cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.... yum!

Churro cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • ---Cupcakes---
  • 2 egg yolks + 1 egg at room temp
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • ---Frosting ---
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • ---Cinnamon Sugar to top cupcakes---
  • 1 tsp cinnamon + 1 tsp sugar mixed together in a small bowl
  • Makes approx. 20 cupcakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl and then combine with butter, sour cream and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir ingredients and then combine with the wet ingredients. Mix ingredients for about one minute, or until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake for 16-20 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes clean. Do not over bake!
  5. Allow cupcakes to cool.
  6. For the frosting, combine cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Beat with mixers until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar and continue to mix. Add in vanilla and cinnamon and continue to mix until smooth and creamy.
  7. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/churro-cupcakes/

It would be so fun to top these cupcakes with mini churros! I didn’t have any on hand, but that would be so fun for a Cinco De Mayo Party don’t you think? ENJOY!

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Comments

  1. Chelsea posted on April 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm (#
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    WHAT! Oh how yummy! Two of my favorite things in the world churros and cupcakes! Delish!

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  2. Jen @JuanitasCocina posted on April 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm (#
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    These are my dream cupcake! Gorgeous!

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  3. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on April 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm (#
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    Oh my goodness do these look fantastic! That frosting is totally divine!

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  4. Lisa @hooplapalooza posted on April 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm (#
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    i really wanna print the recipe out to make these yummies but the pinterest button keeps getting in the way…? thank you for the recipe!

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  5. Annie @ Annie's Noms posted on April 23, 2013 at 12:32 am (#
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    Wow, these look delicious! I love churros, need to make them in cupcake form! :)

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  6. Gloria @ Simply Gloria posted on April 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm (#
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    Oh my! I seriously just want to dive right into that frosting!

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  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on April 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm (#
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    These are gorgeous!! LOVE the cinnamon!

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  8. sweetsugarbelle posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm (#
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    I can’t stop thinking about these cupcakes!

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  9. Kim posted on May 1, 2013 at 10:46 am (#
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    How many cupcakes does this make? 24?

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 1st, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Kim! Yes it makes approx. 24. Thanks!

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  10. Carrie posted on May 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm (#
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    I just made these, and they are divine! It made 12 cupcakes.

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  11. Unicorn3690 posted on May 5, 2013 at 11:18 pm (#
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    Hi there
    When combining the eggs with the butter etc, the butter went all lumpy :( Would it be better to cream the butter first then add in all the other ingredients? Also, can you please add in that this recipe makes 24 as it wasn’t until I had them the oven that I read this in the comments and I had done them as 12 cupcakes. Hopefully next time they will work out!

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 8th, 2013 at 10:54 am

      The butter may not have been soft enough. It shouldn’t be clumpy. Make sure to get the butter to room temperature. Also, depending on the size of the cupcake pan it will make anywhere from 12-24 cupcakes. It’s best to fill up the liner 2/3 the way full. Hope that helps!

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  12. Mary posted on May 7, 2013 at 8:23 am (#
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    I made these for Cinco de Mayo, and yes, they taste as good as they look! Even my kids (9 and 3), raved about them. The batter only made 12 cupcakes for me, but that’s ok because I didn’t need 24! :) I found your recipe via Pinterest, but I also linked your recipe onto my post about Cinco de Mayo. Thanks for a great recipe!

    http://www.houseoftheuntamed.com/2013/05/whathappenedtoyesterday/

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  13. steph posted on July 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm (#
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    wow these cupcakes went down so well, only made 12 but they are soo amazing
    will definitely be making them again

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 8th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      I’m glad yours turned out so well! Churros and cupcakes=the perfect combination! :D

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  14. kirsten and co. posted on July 23, 2013 at 2:53 am (#
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    Love this recipe! I found it on pinterest and made the cupcakes today. They taste delicious!!

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  15. Zoe posted on January 23, 2014 at 9:02 pm (#
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    I would really suggest creaming the butter first. Also, you should be more specific on the directions. To what point should I whisk the eggs before adding the other ingredients?

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 31st, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Zoe! I whisked the eggs until you could no longer see the yolk.

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  16. Z posted on February 5, 2014 at 5:53 pm (#
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    There is a churro place in my neighbourhood that fills the churros with dulce de leche and it’s AMAZING. These would be great with a drizzle of dulce de leche sauce on top.

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 8th, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      Sounds amazing!! I’ll have to try a dulce de leche sauce next time!

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  17. Tanya posted on March 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm (#
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    These were delicious! My only thing I’d like to add is to clarify to add BROWN sugar too. :) I’m direction illiterate, and was freaking out because I didn’t know when to add the brown sugar. lol. but however it was, I added it with the dry ingredients and turned out good!

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    • Jamielyn replied on April 9th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks for catching that Tanya, I will change it in the recipe! Yes, You add the brown sugar with the dry ingredients! I’m glad you liked them! :)

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  18. Rebecca posted on May 2, 2014 at 1:04 pm (#
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    Are these ok to be left out at room temp? Even with the cream cheese frosting. I am making them for a potluck at work and fridge space is at a premium.

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 2nd, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Hi Rebecca! Everyone has a different opinion about whether or not cream cheese frosting can be left at room temperature. I feel comfortable leaving these cupcakes out for a few hours for a party or to eat and then I will refrigerate the leftovers. So it just depends on how long you will be leaving them out and what you are comfortable with! :) Hope that helps!

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  19. MJ posted on May 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm (#
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    I made these cupcakes for my coworkers today, and they are a HIT! I love to bake, but I’m really not into eating sweets or baked goods (weird, I know). I usually just taste them to make sure they seem decent, oh I ate the whole thing and plan to have another. These are great! Thanks so much!

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 5th, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      I am so happy you love them! Thanks for your comment MJ! They are perfect for Cinco de Mayo…I’m sure your coworkers loved it! :)

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  20. Engracia posted on May 6, 2014 at 1:48 am (#
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    My mom showed me this recipe and I made it today (Cinco de Mayo) and they’re amazing. I love churros immensely but hardly have them. These are perfect! At the end I was able to make 16 cupcakes. Thank you so much for the recipe.

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 7th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      I’m so happy you liked the recipe! I love churros too, but don’t have them enough! Thanks for your nice comment! :)

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  21. Aimee posted on July 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm (#
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    I made your cupcakes and they were delicious! I shared them with my daughter (who, after working at Disneyland for 5 years, had developed an addiction to them!) I can’t post the picture here, but they ended up at an event at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in sort of a “scary” situation! ;) You can see the pics on my little blog: http://aimeessimplecrafts.blogspot.com/2014/07/churro-cupcakes.html with credit given to you, of course, for the amazing recipe!! Thank you for sharing!!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 21st, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks for the feature Aimee! I can’t believe your daughter met Scary Spice, I loved the Spice Girls growing up. What a fun picture to have!

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  22. Jill posted on August 5, 2014 at 8:26 am (#
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    Only makes 12. Delicious cupcakes but I stretched to get 12. Husband said they were the best cupcakes he ever had 

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    • Jamielyn replied on August 13th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks for coming back to let us know how many cupcakes! I’m so glad they turned out well! :)

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  23. Vanessa posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:17 am (#
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    We found your recipe on Pinterest and I made these for a friend’s Vintage Magic Kingdom party. They were lovely and delicious!  :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on August 18th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed these! Thanks for your nice comment Vanessa! :)

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  24. Karen posted on October 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm (#
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    I just made these and they’re great! The frosting is especially amazing! Just wanted to share my funny experience since it might be of help for those who (like me) live in high altitude. When I mixed all the igredients the batter ended up being more like a dough! So I added the two egg whites that were left (making it three whole eggs instead of two yolks and an egg) and 4 tablespoons water. These changes were enough to make it pourable into the cupcake liners. High altitude makes baking a bit of a challenge. They ended up fluffy and soft on the inside and nice looking on the outside (I’ve had my share of sunken cakes). The kids just had theirs (my 17 year old daughter was amazed by the frosting!), so I’m just waiting for my hubby (who is Mexican) to get home from work to find this little sweet surprise! He’s sure to love them just as the kiddos did! Thanks for such a great recipe! :-D

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 5th, 2014 at 12:42 am

      Thanks for sharing your experience Karen! It definitely is tricky cooking in a high altitude, I’m glad you got them to work for you. Thanks for your comment! :)

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