One of my all time favorite flavor combinations has got to be cinnamon and sugar. I love all sweets but this one is at the top of my list. I love breakfast foods with cinnamon and sugar-monkey bread, cinnamon french toast.
So when I started thinking about what to make for my husbands office, as I do every Sunday, soft and fluffy Snickerdoodle cookies sounded great. But I was looking to make something a little different this week. Something that would really knock people off their feet. Which reminded me of when Ronnie and I got married we had a Snickerdoodle cake and I STILL think of how amazing it was. That one bite he fed me wasn't nearly enough! After looking through Pinterest and a few baking blogs I like, I found this recipe for the cupcake and this recipe for the frosting.
To start you'll need the following ingredients:
- 2 3/4 cups of All Purpose Flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 2/3 white sugar
- 5 large eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups milk
Preheat your oven to 350°F, line your cupcake tin with liners and grease them. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a bowl and set aside. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment mix the shortening. Slowly incorporate the sugar then add the eggs waiting until full mixed to add the next until all five are mixed in. Finally, add the vanilla.
Alternate adding in the milk and flour mixture until fully blended, being careful not to over mix the batter.
Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, fill each cupcake liner 3/4 of the way full. Bake 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Next comes the frosting! I used this recipe from Deliciously Sprinkled. While the cupcakes are cooling you'll need to gather the following ingredients:
- 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter
- 2 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
Mix the butter until fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients until fully incorporated. You'll want the frosting to form peaks but if you notice it's too thick, add a small amount of cream and if it's too thin, add more powdered sugar.
The guys at my husbands office said they tasted great! I thought they tasted light and just like a snickerdoodle cookie. I hope you enjoy them!