Chocolate Cinnamon Mini Cupcake Recipe

Double Chocolate Cinnamon Mini Cupcakes

Chocolate, cocoa and Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread combine in these delicious petite cakes. Swirled chocolate cinnamon frosting makes these holiday bites irresistible.

20 min.prep time 60 min.total time
30 mini cupcakes
242 Ratings

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk*
1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup boiling water

Frosting

1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup whipping cream
Decorator sprinkles, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Place foil or paper baking cups into 30 mini (1 1/4-inch) muffin pan cups. Set aside. 

Combine sugar and 1/4 cup Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add buttermilk, 1 ounce melted chocolate, egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add boiling water; continue beating until smooth. 

Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter into each prepared muffin pan cups. Bake 10-12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. 

Place 1/3 cup Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread and melted chocolate in medium bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and cocoa, alternately with whipping cream, beating well after each addition until creamy. 

Pipe or frost each cupcake with about 1 tablespoon frosting; sprinkle with decorator sprinkles, if desired.

*Substitute 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/4 cup; let stand 5 minutes.

Recipe Tip

To make ahead, bake cupcakes as directed; cool completely. Place unfrosted cupcakes in resealable plastic freezer bag. Freeze up to 2 months. Let stand at room temperature until thawed. Prepare frosting as directed. Frost cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts (1 mini cupcake)

Calories: 100

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 17g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15117©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Don't know if icing too sweet or not. Kids licked off frosting, then ate the cupcake! They liked them very much.
The cupcake was good but the icing was extremely too sweet for my liking and I like sweet icing.

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