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April 7, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

The ever popular Cinnamon Rolls made easily in cupcake form ! So quick and  easy (no swirling of the batter)

When I found this recipe for Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes, here, I could not wait to bake a batch - very simple, a cupcake but with the texture and taste of a cinnamon roll! The original recipe contains Pecan Nuts as well, but I left it out.

At first, I just wanted to top the cupcakes with a glaze (as with everyday cinnamon rolls), but then thought, for this one time, I'll stick to the recipe.  The frosting did turn out to be creamy, but sweet as you can get.  Next batch, oh yes, there will be more of these in our house! ... I will try the cupcake with an ordinary icing glaze.

The ever popular Cinnamon Rolls made easily in cupcake form ! So quick and  easy (no swirling of the batter)

This is, I think a recipe which comes in handy when you suddenly get a craving for cinnamon rolls, but is too time stricken to make the real thing. Try it next time and see what you think!

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

24 Servings


2/3 cup Butter
2 Eggs
2 1/2 cups Flour
2 1/2 t Baking Powder
1/2 t Salt
3/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
2 t Ground Cinnamon
1 3/4 cups Caster Sugar
1 1/2 t Vanilla Essence
1 1/4 cups Milk

Creamy Butter Frosting

1 cup Butter (room temperature)
1 t Vanilla Essence
Pinch Salt
8 cups Icing Sugar
1/4 cup Fresh Cream    (double cream/whipping cream)
1 - 2 TB Fresh Cream, additional



1.) Allow the Butter and Eggs to stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
2.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - Line two 12-hole muffin pans with cupcake liners.
3.) Mix the Flour, Baking Powder and salt together - put aside.
4.) Combine the Brown Sugar and Cinnamon in a small bowl - put aside.
5.) Beat the Butter until creamy {about 30 seconds} - gradually add the Caster Sugar, little at a time, whilst beating on medium continuously until light and fluffy - add the Eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, beat in the Vanilla.
6.) Add the Milk and Flour mixture alternatively to the Butter mixture  - beat only until combined {the batter will look curdled}
7.) Spoon a tablespoon of batter into each cupcake liner - sprinkle over about one teaspoon of the Brown Sugar/Cinnamon mixture - Top with remaining batter and finally sprinkle the leftover Brown Sugar/Cinnamon over the top.
8.) Bake 18 - 20 minutes - remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

1.) Using a large mixing bowl, beat the Butter on high for 30 seconds - add the Vanilla and Salt - gradually add 4 cups Icing Sugar - beat in the 1/4 cup Whipping Cream - beat in the remaining Icing Sugar - if needed add additional Whipping Cream until frosting is light and fluffy. Spread or pipe Frosting over the completely cooled cupcakes and serve.

The ever popular Cinnamon Rolls made easily in cupcake form ! So quick and  easy (no swirling of the batter)

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The ever popular Cinnamon Rolls made easily in cupcake form ! So quick and  easy (no swirling of the batter)


  1. Oh my word!! I can't WAIT to try these...I think I'll make them tonight after work. ;-) I'll comment again to tell you how mine turned out! YAY!!

  2. My family loves cinnamon rolls! I will have to try this out!

  3. Pinning these to try soon! They sound SO good!!

  4. Everything with cinnamon is definitely for me :)
    Interesting recipe, I like it!

  5. Yum, love cinnamon rolls AND cupcakes so these are perfect! Thanks!

  6. Those look yummy! I will have to try them sometime :)

  7. Oh my GOSH these look delicious!

    Thanks for linking up at the Link Up this week! :)

  8. Oh my gosh, these are just brilliant! Love it!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  9. Oh lord my dear! I know I couldn't just stop at one!

    Stopping by from Adorned From Above :).

    Alexis from Running Away? I'll Help You Pack!

  10. These look great! Visiting from "earning my cape"...and pinning! Hope you can stop by too! :) Blessings!

  11. Thanks for linking this up over at Reasons To Skip The Housework! I've added you to the Community Recipe Box. Check it out {and submit more recipes} here:

  12. Oh man, my hubs loves cinnamon rolls, but I am always too lazy to make them. I pinned this for him!

    Thank you so much for sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  13. Oh this looks so good, my boys love cinnamon rolls, and I'm sure they would love these as well. Pinning to my everything yummy board.

    Thanks for linking up on Tuesdays With a Twist.

  14. Oh my goodness! My husband LOVES cinnamon rolls. I will have to make these! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  15. These look so good!! I love cinnamon rolls, and to make them into cupcakes.... YUMMY! Thanks for linking these up at Much Ado About Monday! :)


  16. These sound amazing!! I'm definitely trying these, soon!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up on Much Ado About Monday with Huckleberry Love!!

    Huckleberry Love

  17. These sound so yummy! I can't wait to try these:) I think my family will love them!

  18. Hey, next week you have to stop by MY blog hop and share this.
    It is Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks 'n a Row.
    These look so good! :)

    Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

  19. Hey Linda! I found your link at The Best Blog Recipes and wanted to let you know how amazing I think this recipe looks! You combined 2 of my favorite things, cinnamon rolls and cupcakes! I want to invite you to my link party to post this recipe for others to see!

  20. Cupcakes and cinnamon rolls! It can't get any better than that! Thanks for linking up at Tried and True recipes at

  21. I am so glad we aren't neighbors because you would make me so fat! LOL! Looks divine!!

  22. Hi Linda,
    These Cupcakes look delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. Cinnamon rolls in cupcake form! Oh Yum! these sound delicious! I'm pinning them now!

    I'm visiting from and the Weekend Potluck Party. I'm a new follower and glad to have found you. Have a great week!

  24. Wow, I would love to have one of these with my morning coffee today. They look scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great week and come back soon!


  25. Thanks for the cinnamon rolls cupcakes! Oh, my goodness. Where do you get these scrumptious recipes? I pinned this. Linda

  26. These look so yummy!!! I will definitely add the pecans tho. :)

    -andi@delusions of ingenuity

  27. Oh my goodness! These look so good!

  28. Oh, yummy!! Just pinned. Can't wait to try this. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. :)

  29. Thanks for stopping by and linking up one of your awesome projects! Stop by again this week and link up some more cool things!

    Have a great week!

  30. Thanks so much for linking! Featuring you tomorrow on my blog and Facebook. Keep linking!!

  31. These look delicious! I can't wait to give them a try!


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