Is there such a thing as breakfast cupcakes?

Because if there isn't, there should be! I decided that an ACOT crop was befitting of some cupcakes and concocted these Cinnamon Bun Cupcakes. If you are a cinnamon lover like I am you are going to want to make some of these!

They taste exactly like cinnamon buns in cupcake form.

Note: If you use as much cinnamon swirl as I did, and do not swirl it enough, you may get some crunchy cinnamon bites in your fully cooled cakes. If you like less cinnamon swirl in your baked goods you can cut the cinnamon sugar part in half, but I liked the crunch in there!

Cinnamon Bun Cupcakes
Makes 12 cupcakes

For Cake:
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, room temperature
3/4 cups sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 large egg yolks, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

For Swirl:
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the oven rack in the middle position. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake wrappers.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until light colored and fluffy, about 3 minutes.Add the egg, egg yolks and vanilla and beat at medium speed until thoroughly incorporated.
- Add the sour cream and beat until incorporated.
- Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
- Add the flour mixture and beat until just incorporated.
- Spoon half the mixture into the cupcake cups
- Spoon the cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter in the cups
- Spon the remaining batter on top of the cinnamon layer and use a toothpick or skewer to gently swirl the layers.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20-24 minutes.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick of butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (you can do all vanilla if you prefer)
2 - 2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar

- Cream the cream cheese and butter together for about 3 minutes
- Add the extract(s)
- Incorporate the confectioner's sugar slowly and mix till fluffy


Jamie said...

oh mai gawd...yum!!!

Em said...

I'm drooling over here!! Those look like they are to die for!! Must try these out!!!!!

Kimmy said...

How YUMMY!Thanks for sharing!
I'll definately have to try these!
Bookmarking this!

Janshotgun said...

Ooh Jess! These look yummy! My hubby would love these - he's a cinnamon roll freak!

*Shanns* said...

Tell me why aren't a professional photographer?!?!

Gloria said...

These look great and I'm definitely going to have to try them!

Juliana said...

Yummy!!! I am definitely going to have to try these! TFS!!!

t.cimorose said...

Jess, these look freakin awesome!!! YUMMY!!!!

Pokemyhontas said...

Drewel, drewel!!!!

(and resisting the urge to touch myself just thinkin' about how yummy they are) *snort!*

Laura Fiore said...

YUMMMMMMMMM! Thanks cutie!

Molly said...

I definitely have to try this recipe! I know I will love it and so will my boys!

KimR said...

Oh crop! Those look yummy!!!! I will have to try week! WHo has time to bake during a crop????LOL --Kittymomma

Teresa said...

There should be!! That looks delicious! I will definetly have to make them!

katarria said...

Wait, remind me why I'm not cropping at your house... :)

I think I might make the french toast ones soon!!

jeannemarie said...

I knew you loved me

christiv said...

Those look and sound yummy! I love cinnamon!!

Tammy said...

Wow! When do I get to sample these? It's not like I'm family or anything. Being your favorite sister should automatically bump me up to offical quality control status. So what time should I be to work? YFS

*Shanns* said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) But now that I've been on yours...I'm hungry...for...guess...okay okay I'll tell ya...a cupcake!! ;) {HUGS}

Kristianne said...

I Neeeeeed these!! totally *heart* cinnamon!