Churro Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep 20 mins
Cook 14 mins
Total 34 mins

Churro Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect after dinner dessert to go with a cup of coffee. The cupcake is light and fluffy and the homemade cinnamon cream cheese frosting is absolutely delicious!

Love churros for dessert? Then you’ll love my Churro Twists with a Cinnamon Cream Cheese Dip recipe and these Churros with Salted Caramel Sauce.

Churro Cupcakes Recipe

Churro Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Trump is no longer running for president.

Ashton Kutcher is taking over for Charlie Sheen. #Winning

Osama Bin Wankin’ Laden apparently had a ginormous stash of porn.

And I am currently addicted to Cinnamon Sugar things.

You are now caught up on all the world news. In 4 sentences. Don’t you wish it was always that easy? Once I came across these Churro Cupcakes I knew I was done for. I just had to count down the days until I had an excuse to make them. When I finally had time, it was the weekend…and having cupcakes trapped in the house with me is never a smart move. So I held off till Sunday. Sunday we had some family over for a late lunch and I thought these would be the perfect treat. But then Jorge asked me to double the recipe and send some in to the office with him Monday for a group of students they had coming in…..all of this is leading up to telling you I had 36 cupcakes staring me in the face on a Sunday afternoon. It was horrible, it was glorious, it was the best Sunday I have had in a long time.

These Churro Cupcakes Have The Best Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

These cupcakes were delicious. The cake was the perfect vessel for the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting on top. They were perfectly light, while still staying moist. I added oil, alongside the butter, to get this consistency. I knew with the frosting, the cupcake itself could not be too heavy…but I also did not want too light or dry of a cupcake. These were perfect with a cup of coffee or standing over the sink. I am sure they will be showing up again soon!

Churro Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Yield: 18 cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Churro Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Churro Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect after dinner dessert. The homemade cinnamon cream cheese frosting is delicious!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes


For the cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 (1 stick) cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


To make the cupcakes:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners; set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, until just combined then stir in the vanilla and oil. Sprinkle 1/3 of the flour mixture over the butter mixture and gently stir in until barely combined. Add half of the milk, mixing until just combined. Repeat these steps with the remaining flour mixture and milk, ending with the flour. Do not over mix.

Fill each cupcake tin with 2 tablespoons of batter, or until the cupcake tin is filled half way. Bake the cupcakes for 14 to 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with one or two crumbs clinging to it. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting:

Cream the butter and cream cheese together in a large bowl. Add the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well between each addition. Stir in the cinnamon until thoroughly combined. Then stir in the vanilla. Beat the mixture well, until light and fluffy.

Pipe onto cupcakes, sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar and top with a drizzle of Dulce De Leche if desired.


Recipe note: When it says to only fill your cupcake tins half way, I mean it. These cupcakes do not make a dome on top. Instead they are flat. If they rise over the tin, they are not pretty!

Adapted from My Baking Dom

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g


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47 Responses
  1. Kelly

    Thank you so much for this post…. I am now addicted to your blog and those darn cupcakes! I reposted after making these on my blog with a link to yours i hope that is okay! Can’t wait to try more! Thanks

  2. Megan @ For the Love of Cookies

    I can only imagine how delicious these are and with that frosting on top…ah! I think I need to have a cupcake making party!

  3. Ashley

    Made these for my church’s Bunco night and they were a huge hit! I doubled the frosting, and we’ve been eating it with graham crackers… I’m not even sure what to say about how delicious it is. Can’t wait to make these again!

  4. Meredith

    I baked these for a dinner party last weekend! My friends thought, I stole the recipe from cinnabon…lol….The icing was amazing! You seriously should put that on everything 🙂 Will defiantly be baking these again for other parties!

  5. Elle J

    Gonna def try these!! 🙂 Have u ever tried using a cinnamon buttercream instead? Or shud I def stick to the cream cheese frosting?

  6. Wawa

    I just made these as a cake for my neice’s birthday people were raving! I doubled the recipe for two 9″ layers and it worked out perfectly. Thanks!!

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      I am so happy to hear it works as a layer cake as well! I have been considering making it into one…and now I have to do it asap! 😀

  7. Rachel

    These are absolutely delish!! I made them less than 2 weeks ago and my family absolutely loved them. My boyfriend requested more for this weekend’s tailgate so i’ll be busy in the kitchen again whipping up some more!

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Oh yum! I love that cupcakes have a place at your tailgates! I may just have to crash your party next time!! LOL

  8. Kimbra

    OMG these are so good,,,Made them last night for a cupcake contest at work,,,,and thanks to this great recipe I won!!!!!!

  9. Elise

    I just made these for a friend’s birthday. I kept a few for myself and they were fantastic!! Thanks for the great recipe.

  10. Esmeralda

    One of my co-workers made these (after a few emails with this recipe attached) and they are soooo cinnamon-y!! The break room smells delicious and the cupcakes are very tasty!

  11. Samantha

    Hi Jessica~ we were going to make this recipe and noticed in the ingredients you did not list soda… But in the directions of the recipe- you do list soda. Wondering if you could please clarify for us so that we may get our churro on as soon as possible !!!! Thank you for another wonderful recipe!
    Thank you

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.


      So sorry to just be getting back to you! I was on vacation and promised the husband I would not open my email! Anyways, I didn’t even catch that! The original recipe has it the same way and does not list it in the ingredients. I did not use any baking soda. I am not sure if the recipe was originally intended to have any baking soda or not. But I did not use any and will up date this post to show that.

      Hope you do try them! They were delicious!

  12. Esmeralda

    OH MY HECK! These look delicious!
    I’m sending the recipe to my co-workers who bake (I don’t) and maybe they will make them for me!

  13. Caitlin

    These look awesome, and I love your perfect frosting dollop on top! As soon as I read the title I was reminded that I never mastered rolling my “r’s” in Spanish class :-(. I can’t even say it right in my head! Haha.

  14. Helen

    The moment I saw this I knew I had to make them. The stars must be alligned because I also planned to make your enchiladas tommorrow and the churro cupcakes fit perfectly with the mexican theme. YUM!

  15. The Cilantropist

    Oh oh you are killing me with these cinnamon sugary treats! Love the drizzle of syrup on the top, it looks sooo enticing. 😉

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