Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

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Well, the weather outside is certainly frightful. And while my curious pup doesn’t mind a bit of frost on her nose, I prefer to stay inside where it’s warm. If you need me, I’ll be in the kitchen until all the ice melts!

Curious pup in the snow

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon half and half

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a cupcake pan with paper liners and set aside.
Use a sifter to combine all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
One at a time, add each egg and incorporate into the mixture.
Mix in the vanilla.
On a low speed, mix in a third of the flour mixture and half of the milk. Beat until combined. Repeat with another third of the flour mixture and the other half of the milk. Then, add the rest of the flour mixture and beat until combined one last time.
Pour the mixture into cupcake liners, filling 3/4 of the liner.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time.
Test cupcakes for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center. Remove the cupcakes from the oven when the toothpick comes out clean.
Let cupcake pan sit on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes. Then, remove the cupcakes from the pan and place them on the rack until completely cooled.

(Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes)

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

You can’t have cinnamon without a little sugar! This brown sugar buttercream is the perfect sweet topping for your snickerdoodle cupcakes. The

Brown Sugar Buttercream

Ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup heaving whipping cream

Directions
Combine butter and shortening into a fluffy mixture using a whisk.
Mix in the brown sugar, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Combine well.
Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and mix until combined. Repeat until all sugar is blended into the mixture.
Increase the mixer’s speed to high and slowly mix in the whipping cream until you reach your desired consistency. (Slight adjustments may be needed to the amount of cream added.)

(Recipe adapted from Gingerbread Cupcakes by Tidy Mom.)

These cupcakes deliver a heavenly combination of cinnamon and sugar that will have you licking your lips. They received rave reviews and will definitely be making a repeat appearance at my house!

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

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16 Responses to Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

  1. Rebecca says:

    i love those cupcakes…they look so yummy :-)
    thanx for sharing this recipe.
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  2. Michelle says:

    Perfectly beautiful for a winter wonderland day! Your dog is gorgeous, too!!
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  3. these cupcakes are SOOO pretty and look super delish!

  4. Dina says:

    i love how you decorated them. the colors are fantastic!
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  5. Oh I think I could eat a few of these :) Look and sound yummy, saving the recipe! Thanks for linking up to Momma’s Meandering Monday!
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  6. They are so pretty! The blue was the perfect color to go with these! Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up to What’d You Do This Weekend. Pinned!
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  8. These came out so pretty and the recipe looks amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
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