Snickerdoodle Cupcakes Recipe
Snickerdoodle cupcakes bring together your favorite elements of the beloved cookie in cake form, with the addition of decadent buttercream frosting.
- Serves: 12 persons
- For the Cupcakes:
- 1 ¼cup all-purpose flour
- 1 ½teaspoons cream of tartar
- ½teaspoon baking soda
- ½teaspoon salt
- 3teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2large eggs
- 1cup granulated sugar
- 1stick of unsalted butter (softened)
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½cup buttermilk
- For the Frosting:
- 2sticks unsalted butter (softened)
- 3cups powdered sugar
- 2tablespoons milk
- 2teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt to taste
- For Cinnamon Sugar Dusting:
- 2tablespoons granulated sugar
- ½teaspoon ground cinnamon
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 350 F, and prepare a muffin tin with liners.
Step 3In a medium bowl mix the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Step 4Beat the eggs and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, on medium speed until creamy and lightened in color, about 2 minutes.
Step 5Change the mixer’s speed to low. Add the butter and vanilla and beat for one minute.
Step 6Add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated, then add the buttermilk and mix until smooth.
Step 7Spoon the batter into the muffin cups. Bake at 350 F for 18 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Gently remove the cupcakes and cool on a wire rack.
Step 8While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the buttercream frosting. With the whip attachment, beat the softened butter on medium speed until smooth. Lower the speed and slowly add in the powdered sugar. When all the sugar is incorporated, add the milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Increase speed to medium-high for 1 to 2 minutes, until well combined and fluffy.
Step 9Transfer the buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a decorative tip. Frost the cupcakes generously.
Step 10Combine the cinnamon and sugar for dusting and sprinkle on the frosted cupcakes. Serve immediately.