Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes | Tastes just like a light and fluffy cinnamon roll! Two treats in one!

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes | Tastes just like a light and fluffy cinnamon roll!  Two treats in one!  And….a cinnamon roll wouldn’t be complete without some yummy frosting.  How about Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting?  Is it a cupcake or a cinnamon roll?  I’ll let you be the judge of that.  All I can say is they are delicious!

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes | Tastes just like a light and fluffy cinnamon roll! Two treats in one!

Wondering about the cute cupcake liners I used for these cupcakes?  I ordered them from Welcome Home Brands.  I love how professional they look!

What makes these cinnamon roll cupcakes like eating a cinnamon roll other then the frosting is the filling.  Every good cinnamon roll has some kind of filling and this cupcake is no exception.  Filled and topped with brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon.  Sooooo….. YUMMY!

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes | Tastes just like a light and fluffy cinnamon roll! Two treats in one!

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

Preparation 30 minutes 2017-11-20T00:30:00+00:00 Cook Time 20 minutes 2017-11-20T00:20:00+00:00 Serves 22 Cupcakes     adjust servings


For the Cinnamon Filling

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the Cupcakes

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup milk

For the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 cups confectioners' sugar


    For the Filling:

    1. In a small bowl stir together brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon. Set aside.

    For the Cupcakes:

    1. Preheat oven to 350°.
    2. Line two muffin tins with (22) cupcake liners.
    3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
    4. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    6. Beat in vanilla.
    7. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.
    8. Spoon a heaping 1 tablespoon of batter into each prepared muffin cup.
    9. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon brown sugar mixture over batter in cups.
    10. Spoon another heaping tablespoon of batter evenly over brown sugar mixture in cups; add another heaping teaspoon of brown sugar mixture.
    11. Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar mixture over batter in cups.
    12. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
    13. Cool completely in muffin tin then remove to be frosted.

    For The Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

    1. Mix together butter, cream cheese, cinnamon, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
    2. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar.
    3. If the frosting is too thick add milk 1 tablespoon at a time to reach spreading consistency.

    Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes | Tastes just like a light and fluffy cinnamon roll! Two treats in one!






    Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes — 22 Comments

    1. I need one of these cupcakes to go with that awesome shake. Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    2. I made these cupcakes today with a plain cream cheese frosting and a maple drizzle. Let me just say; wonderful. This recipe is now in my file as a keeper.

    3. I made these today for a work party tomorrow.. they are AMAZING!! I’m about just take a pass on the party and keep these all to myself and my family! fantastic recipe, I can’t decide if I like the icing or the cake more

    4. These look so good and I’ll try them soon, but they won’t be the same without them amazing little balls on the frosting! I’ve googled myself silly and cannot find anything remotely as pretty. Please share your source!

      • I found the sprinkles at Target during the Fall season last year. Fingers crossed they’ll have them again this year. The name of the sprinkles is Harvest Pearls. Good Luck! 🙂

    5. This recipe just saved Christmas morning! This year I forgot the “canned” cinnamon buns & my daughter (15) was sincerely sad that our traditional breakfast was not going to happen – but when I found this recipe using ingredients we had on hand we all gathered in the kitchen, everyone helped, house smells great, and a NEW (even better) tradition began! They are delicious & we had fun making them – thanks so much!!!

    6. I made these and tbey are AMAZING!!! My son said they are the best cupcakes I’ve ever made and I’ve been making them for a loooong time…lol.

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