If you’re searching for a delightful treat that combines the warm nostalgia of cinnamon sugar with the crunch of cereal, look no further. Our Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes are the perfect fusion of flavors that will transport you back to simpler times while tantalizing your taste buds with their irresistible sweetness.
Creating the Perfect Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes
To embark on this culinary adventure, you’ll need the following ingredients:
– 3 eggs
– 1/3 cup of oil
– ¾ cup of buttermilk
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– ¾ cup of sour cream
– 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
– 1 box of vanilla cake mix (avoid white cake mix for this recipe)
You may recall cereal pieces being part of the batter in the past, but based on valuable feedback, we’ve improved the recipe by removing them. You’ll find that these cupcakes are now even better without them.
Creating the Cupcake Batter
1. Begin by preheating your oven to a toasty 350 degrees. Line your cupcake pans with 20-22 liners to prepare for the baking magic.
2. In a large bowl, gently combine the eggs, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. This is where the journey to flavor perfection begins.
3. Stir in the sour cream to add that creamy texture that makes these cupcakes truly irresistible.
4. Next, add the cake mix and cinnamon, and blend the mixture until the batter becomes silky smooth.
5. To infuse that iconic Cinnamon Toast Crunch flavor, gently stir in some lightly crushed cereal.
6. Now, carefully fill each cupcake liner about three-quarters full, ensuring your cupcakes have ample room to rise. Bake them for 15-18 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Perfecting the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Buttercream
What’s a cupcake without a delectable frosting to seal the deal? Prepare the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Buttercream as follows:
7. In a spacious bowl, combine 8 oz of softened cream cheese with ½ cup of softened butter. These creamy ingredients set the stage for the perfect frosting.
8. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 3 cups of powdered sugar, bringing that sweetness we all love.
9. To infuse the rich cinnamon flavor, incorporate 2/3 cup of Cinnamon Toast Crunch powder. You can create this powder by crushing the cereal in a bag and then sifting out 2/3 cup.
The Final Touch
Now that you have both the cupcake and frosting ready, it’s time to bring your Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes to life:
1. Gently pipe the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Buttercream onto the cooled cupcakes, ensuring a beautifully frosted top.
2. For an extra burst of flavor and visual appeal, top each cupcake with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and a few Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal squares.
With these steps, your kitchen transforms into an enchanting realm where the aroma of cinnamon and the allure of Cinnamon Toast Crunch come together. These cupcakes aren’t just a dessert; they’re a delightful journey through time and taste, perfect for any occasion.
As you indulge in each bite of these Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes, you’ll rediscover the joy of childhood memories while savoring the exquisite flavors that make these treats truly irresistible. So, whether you’re hosting a special celebration or simply craving a dose of sweetness, these cupcakes are your ticket to cinnamon-infused bliss. Don’t hesitate to whip up a batch and share the magic with your loved ones today!