These cinnamon sugar churro cupcakes are the perfect dessert for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta! A quick & easy semi-homemade treat that can be whipped up in minutes!
I love a good fiesta, especially for Cinco de Mayo, and there’s no better way to top off a delicious Mexican meal than with a churro cupcake! These semi-homemade treats are packed full of traditional churro flavor, but they’re made from a gussied up boxed cake mix, so you can have your dessert party-ready in no time!
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To make churro cupcakes, start with a boxed vanilla cake mix (I used Betty Crocker), and prepare the batter as directed. Add 2 tsp. of cinnamon to the batter along with 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract. Divide batter into baking paper lined cupcake tins.
In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup of Sugar In The Raw turbinado sugar (coarse grain) and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Sprinkle a generous amount on top of the cupcake batter, and bake as directed on the box.
Top each cinnamon vanilla cupcake with my favorite cinnamon cream cheese icing and another generous sprinkle of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Sooooo good!
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Easy Mexican Layer Salad by Spaceships & Laserbeams
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Black Bean Dip by Two Twenty One
Churro Cupcakes by Happiness is Homemade
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