Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes

I'm sure you're all aware by now of my husband's love for all things cinnamon-sugar. Well, Nate also loves breakfast cereal. So this recipe was a fun combination of those two. I saw the idea over at Mormon Mavens in the Kitchen. These were easy to make and they made my kitchen smell heavenly while they cooked! Enjoy!

3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 box vanilla cake mix (not white cake mix)
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (I highly recommend McCormick's Saigon cinnamon)
1/3 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, crushed

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, crushed into a fine powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tins with liners. In a large bowl, gently combine eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix in sour cream. Add cake mix and cinnamon and mix until smooth. Stir in 1/3 cup crushed cereal. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with cupcake batter and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until edges are a light golden brown or an inserted toothpick comes out clean. For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add Cinnamon Toast Crunch powder. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Adjust the consistency using milk if it is too thick. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with a Cinnamon Toast Crunch square.

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