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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 w/ cream cheese frosting

Yield: 12 cupcakes


  • ---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


  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.

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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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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31 Responses to “Churro cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting”

  1. Unicorn3690

    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!

    • Jamielyn

      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!

  2. steph

    wow these cupcakes went down so well, only made 12 but they are soo amazing
    will definitely be making them again

  3. Zoe

    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?

  4. Z

    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.

  5. Tanya

    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!

    • Jamielyn

      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! :)

  6. Rebecca

    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.

    • Jamielyn

      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!

  7. MJ

    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!

    • Jamielyn

      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! :)

  8. Engracia

    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.

    • Jamielyn

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

  9. Aimee

    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: with credit given to you, of course, for the amazing recipe!! Thank you for sharing!!

    • Jamielyn

      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!