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Churro Cupcake

Churro Cupcakes

The delicious cinnamon sugar flavor of churros comes together in these easy Churro Cupcakes. 
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: churros, cupcake, cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Christi Johnstone



  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 egg whites room temperature
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk room temperature


  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt optional
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tbsp milk half and half or heavy cream, as needed
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar mixture to garnish
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros cereal for garnish


For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cupcake pan(s) with 16 cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients together until well combined.
  • Using a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until combined. This mixture may look quite lumpy, don't be alarmed.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix until combined, but do not over mix.
  • Distribute the batter evenly into cupcake papers.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and springy to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely prior to frosting.


  • Using a mixer, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add butter and beat until the two are well combined, approximately two minutes.
  • Add one cup of powdered sugar, as well as cinnamon and salt, to the mixture and beat until combined. Add remaining powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating each time until well combined. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add milk, half and half or cream, one tbsp at a time, until desired texture is reached. Less liquid will give you a thicker frosting, more liquid will give you a thinner frosting.
  • Pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture and top with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros cereal for garnish. Enjoy!


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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