Home > Desserts > Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes February 20, 2015 | 38 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Yellow cupcakes with cinnamon-sugar swirls throughout and a sugary streusel on top. These cinnamon roll cupcakes are drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. The base is a yellow cake mix, doctored-up to taste great. The additions are simple – oil, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla pudding, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Adding a few extra ingredients to a cake mix really jazzes it up in a simple way. These cupcakes are super moist, chewy, and have a depth of flavor you can’t get from plain cake mix cupcakes. Cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, and a tad bit of flour get mixed together to become the cinnamon-sugar swirl. That gets swirled in between the layers of cake mix and on top just for good measure. I did one scoop of batter, a spoonful of the cinnamon-sugar mixture swirled in, one more scoop of batter, and one more spoonful of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. And then comes the streusel. My personal favorite. This streusel will be pretty thick almost like a thick dough. I just put a few small spoonfuls of the streusel on the very top of the cupcakes and then put them in the oven. The streusel doesn’t need to cover the entire top (unless you want it to), but just put small bits of it throughout the top. Also, the streusel is totally optional. If you aren’t feeling it, definitely feel free to leave it out and nothing changes about how you bake these cupcakes. Last, but never least, comes the cream cheese glaze. A very simple and traditional cinnamon roll glaze, and perfect for these cupcakes. You can drizzle the glaze over the cupcakes or cover the entire tops – both are great! 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Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes Prep Time 15 minutes minutes Cook Time 18 minutes minutes Total Time 33 minutes minutes Servings 24 cupcakes Calories 162kcal Author Chelsea Cost $6.24 IngredientsCupcakes▢ 3 large eggs▢ 3/4 cup full fat sour cream▢ 3/4 cup vegetable oil▢ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract▢ 1 package (15.25 ounces) super moist yellow cake mix▢ 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix, dry, not prepared▢ 1/2 cup waterCinnamon-Sugar Swirl▢ 1/4 cup brown sugar▢ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamonStreusel▢ 1/2 cup all-purpose flour▢ 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed▢ 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened▢ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamonCream Cheese Glaze▢ 1 ounce cream cheese softened▢ 1/4 cup butter, softened▢ 1 cup powdered sugar▢ 1/2 teaspoon vanilla▢ Pinch of salt▢ 2 tablespoons heavy cream InstructionsCupcakesPREP: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C) and line a cupcake pan with liners. This recipe makes 24 cupcakes. Set asideBATTER: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork. Add in the sour cream, canola oil, and vanilla extract. Stir until completely combined. Add in the cake mix and pudding mix, stirring a few times to moisten. Add in the water and mix until just combined. FILL MUFFIN TINS: Fill cupcake liners 3/4 the way full. (The batter should yield a full 24 cupcakes so divide evenly.) Cinnamon-Sugar SwirlCombine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix until combined. Sprinkle this cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly between each cupcake. Use a toothpick to swirl the mixture into each cupcake.Streusel:Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Divide the streusel evenly among each cupcake.Bake only 1 tray at a time for 18-23 minutes or until a toothpick (or fork) when inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. When lightly touching the top of the cupcake, it should bounce back. Remove and let the cupcakes cool in pan for 5-10 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling completelyCream Cheese FrostingCombine the cream cheese and butter. Using hand mixers or a stand mixer, beat until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Mix. Add in 2 tablespoons heavy cream. Mix until smooth. Transfer the frosting to a frosting bag and cut off the tip. Pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake dividing the frosting evenly between the 24 cupcakes. Nutrition FactsCalories: 162kcal We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! 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