Churro Cupcakes


April 19, 2018 By:
Tagged: Fried Fried. Eggs Eggs. Sugar Sugar. Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo. Holiday Cupcake Holiday Cupcake. Party Party. Desserts Desserts. Vanilla Vanilla. Cinnamon Cinnamon. Mexican Mexican. Flour Flour. Cupcake Cupcake. Butter Butter. Frosting & Icing Frosting & Icing. Cinco De Mayo Cinco De Mayo. Mexican Mexican. Desserts Desserts. Baked Baked.
Prep:
40 minutes
Cook:
30 minutes
Serves:
Makes 24
These delectable churro cupcakes are made with vanilla cake, topped with a home-made cinnamon vanilla frosting, and completed with warm, doughy churros, sprinkled with a sweet sugar coating for the perfect treat.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. To make the churro:
  2. In a medium saucepan, place the water, brown sugar, salt, and canola oil and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the flour, stirring vigorously. Add the egg and stir until everything is well combined. Let it cool for a few minutes.
  4. In a large deep skillet, place about 2 inches of canola oil. Bring the oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Place the dough in a pastry bag, and use a large star tip to pipe 4-inch lengths of dough and lay them carefully in the hot oil. Be careful not to splash. Let these cook for several minutes until they're golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to remove them and transfer them to paper towels for a few moments. In a separate shallow dish, place the sugar and cinnamon and mix together.
  6. Toss the churros into the sugar mixture and then set them on a plate.
  7. To make the cupcakes
  8. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  9. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar until fluffy and creamy.
  10. Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla and cream.
  11. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and mix well.
  12. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and spoon the cupcake dough into the cups (don't go over 2/3 full in each cup).
  13. Bake in a 350-degree oven for approximately 20 minutes (use a toothpick to test for doneness).
  14. To make the frosting
  15. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  16. Add in the cinnamon, milk, and vanilla.
  17. Slowly add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until you reach your desired frosting consistency.
  18. When the cupcakes are cool, place the frosting in a pastry bag with a star tip and pipe the frosting on the top of each cupcake.
  19. Mix together ¼ cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and sprinkle this mixture over the frosting of each cupcake and then top with churros. (You can break the churros into smaller pieces if needed.)