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CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
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CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes

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"My favorite flatmate gave me a recipe for snickerdoodle cupcakes which I transformed into these chocolate cinnamon delights since I'm not a big fan of snickerdoodles. Garnish with cinnamon sugar or cocoa and enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen cupcakes Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. Beat together the chocolate cake mix, 1 cup milk, eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moist. Beat for 2 more minutes on medium speed.
  4. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full of batter.
  5. Sprinkle the cupcakes with cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.
  7. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Cream together 1/2 cup butter and shortening in a bowl until smooth.
  9. Stir in sea salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, cocoa powder, and 3 cups confectioners' sugar.
  10. Stir in milk.
  11. Mix in 2 more cups confectioners' sugar or as needed until desired consistency is achieved.
  12. Spread the frosting on the cooled cupcakes.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 5 mins
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 11, 2012

I made these before the recipe was officially published and am so happy to see them as a kitchen approved recipe! 10 star recipe! The cake has the perfect balance of cinnamon/chocolate and sprinkling the tops with cinnamon sugar before baking is genius. The frosting? To die for. I think I added a bit more cinnamon and cocoa than called for because I wasn't paying attention, but it's divine regardless. Thanks LTH!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 18, 2013

This recipe was good, however, I would still serve or eat one of these but if I had a choice I'd take the snickerdoodle first.

 

20 Ratings

Feb 10, 2012

These are fabulous! They are very light and fluffy in texture and the flavor is so well balanced with the chocolate and cinnamon. I did use heavy cream instead of the milk in the frosting since I like a more whipped texture. I will be making these again and again. Thanks LTH for another stunning cupcake!

 
Mar 04, 2012

WOW WOW!! THESE ARE SOOOO RICH & DECADENT! I MADE MINI CUPCAKES & AS WITH MOST RECIPES I GET FROM HERE, I TOOK THEM TO CHURCH POTLUCK. EVERYONE RAVED ABOUT THEM, EVEN MY PASTOR WHO ISN'T MUCH ON SWEETS. I DIDN'T ADD ANY ADDITIONAL POWDERED SUGAR TO THE FROSTING AND PIPED IT USING A PASTRY BAG/TIP AND IT CAME OUT LIGHT AND FLUFFY, A MOUSSE LIKE TEXTURE. PERFECTION!!!! I GIVE THIS 5 * * * * * !!!!!

 
Feb 23, 2012

I just made these and they are amazing. I forgot to add the butter in the cupcake mix and they still came out nice and moist. I was a little skeptical using the shortening in the frosting but it came out delish.

 
Mar 05, 2012

i love cinnamon so these were great for me!! So fluffy and yummy, i filled them with a cream cheese/cinnamon filling and used regular buttercream frosting with 1tbsp of cocoa, yummmmm, GREAT cupcakes.. The batter was soooo fluffy and creamy I thought I did something wrong but they turned out wonderful! I have to add though that many people weren't into the strong cinnamon flavor so if making for many people I suggest less cinnamon.. That's why I took one star, a lot of people weren't into them at the party I took them to.... But *I* loved them & will make again for my son and me!

 
Jul 30, 2012

These received rave reviews! Easy to make. My husband's coworkers love them.

 
Apr 21, 2013

These were delicious! Cupcakes were moist, Icing was tasty. They were a big hit at my house!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 260 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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