Easy Churro Cupcakes Recipe

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Indulge your sweet tooth and make this easy churro cupcakes recipe. Tastes just like a churro!

Easy Churro Cupcakes Recipe

Easy Churro Cupcakes – Cinco De Mayo Dessert

These easy churro cupcakes are everything I love about dessert and Cinco de Mayo. They aren’t too sweet and remind me of my favorite crispy Mexican treats.

More Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Here are some more delicious and fun foods to make on Cinco de Mayo!

Easy Taco Lasagna
Mexican Street Corn Salad With Avocado

Easy Churro Cupcakes Recipe

You will want to make an extra-large batch of these cupcakes! Everyone that tries one is going to want another one too. Thankfully, they are so easy to make, that you won’t mind making more. 

Easy Churro Cupcakes Recipe

Cinco de Mayo is the best excuse to indulge in your favorite Mexican food. After enjoying some chips and pico de gallo, enjoy some tacos with margaritas, and finish off with these churro cupcakes. Talk about the perfect party food! 

All The Flavors of Classic Mexican Churros

In Mexico, churros are usually sold by street vendors and in Mexican bakeries. 

The most common topping on churros is just white sugar. Some vendors might add some ground cinnamon on top too, but it’s more likely that you’ll find churros with just white sugar on them. 

Easy Churro Cupcakes Recipe

Some churros are filled with vanilla cream. Others are just fried pastry twists without any filling. My cupcakes have a cinnamon sugar topping and a homemade cinnamon buttercream frosting. You are going to love it! 

How To Make Easy Churro Cupcakes

The entire recipe is a little further below. I included the recipe for the cupcakes, optional toppings, and a yummy cinnamon frosting recipe too. 

Ingredients 1 C sugar 1/2 C unsalted butter, softened 2 large eggs 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 2 C flour 2 tsp ground cinnamon 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 C heavy cream 1/2 C sour cream Toppings for cupcakes 1 C melted butter 2 C sugar 3 tbsp ground cinnamon Fresh or frozen churros Cupcake directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed Add egg and mix until fully incorporated Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture Add in flour, a little at a time. Add in the sour cream Spoon batter about 3/4 full. Bake in the oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick. Cinnamon Frosting ingredients 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter 5 C powder sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream 2 tsp vanilla 1 bottle of salted caramel sauce 1 large piping bag fitted with star tip Frosting directions Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix on low speed until combined and stiff peaks form Scoop the frosting into the piping bag Melt 1 C of butter into a microwave safe bowl Mix in 2 C of sugar and the 2 tbsp ground cinnamon into another bowl Dip the top of the cupcakes into the melted butter and then dip it into the cinnamon sugar mix Frost the cupcakes with the cinnamon frosting Drizzle caramel sauce and top with a churro   More Cinco De Mayo Recipes Here are some more delicious and fun foods to make on Cinco de Mayo! • Easy Taco Lasagna
 • Tejano Style Shrimp Cocktail

Top With Real Churros

Adding small bits of hot churros on the cupcakes will elevate these cupcakes and make them party-ready!  You can either top them with a pre-made churro or you can make your own churros with my recipe. 

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Frosting 

Pin this recipe so you can find this frosting recipe later. It tastes perfect on my churro cupcakes, but it will also taste amazing on some caramel apple cupcakes too. 

Here’s what I used in my cinnamon frosting: 

  • Sweet Cream Butter – use unsalted butter and make sure it’s sweet cream.
  • Powdered sugar – Powdered sugar is a staple in homemade buttercream frosting.
  • Cinnamon
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – You can use half and half too, but it won’t turn out as thick or have the same flavor. 
  • Vanilla 
  • Salted Caramel Sauce – There is a way to make your own, but I prefer to buy a jar of it to save myself time. 

How To Tell When The Cupcakes Are Done

These take about 22 minutes to bake completely. I like to use the toothpick test to check. Stick a toothpick in the middle of the cupcake. If it comes out clean, it’s done!

Tip: Always use your nose, too. Whenever I bake, if I start to smell the cookies or cupcakes, I know it’s about time to check on them. 

How Many Cupcakes Does this Recipe Make

This recipe makes 24 cupcakes. If you want to make more, double the recipe. 

Pin this post and share it with your friends. It’s one of the easiest and most festive cupcake recipes you will ever make. 

Before you get started here is a list of ingredients you’ll need to make the cupcakes, topping, and frosting! You can then scroll down for the full list of measurements and instructions listed within the recipe card that you can easily print and take along with you!

Easy Churro Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

Sugar
Unsalted butter, softened
Eggs
Baking powder
Baking soda
Flour
Ground cinnamon
Salt
Heavy cream
Sour cream

Toppings For Cupcakes

Melted butter
Sugar
Ground cinnamon
Fresh or frozen churros

Cinnamon Frosting ingredients

Unsalted sweet cream butter
Powder sugar
Ground cinnamon
Heavy whipping cream
Vanilla
Salted caramel sauce
Piping bag fitted with star tip

Cupcake directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners

In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed

Add egg and mix until fully incorporated

Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.

Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture.

Add in flour, a little at a time.

Add in the sour cream.

Spoon batter about 3/4 full.

Bake in the oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.

Frosting directions

Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix on low speed
until combined and stiff peaks form

Scoop the frosting into the piping bag
Melt 1 C of butter into a microwave safe bowl
Mix in 2 C of sugar and the 2 tbsp ground cinnamon into another bowl
Dip the top of the cupcakes into the melted butter and then dip it
into the cinnamon sugar mix
Frost the cupcakes with the cinnamon frosting

Drizzle caramel sauce and top with a churro

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Easy Churro Cupcakes Recipe

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Easy Churro Cupcakes Recipe

Indulge your sweet tooth and make this easy churro cupcakes recipe. Tastes just like a churro!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Easy Churro Cupcakes Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Toppings for cupcakes

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • Fresh or frozen churros

Cinnamon Frosting ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 5 cups powder sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp  vanilla
  • 1  bottle of salted caramel sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners

  2. In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed

  3. Add egg and mix until fully incorporated

  4. Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.

  5. Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture

  6. Add in flour, a little at a time.

  7. Add in the sour cream

  8. Spoon batter about 3/4 full.

  9. Bake in the oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the

    cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.

Frosting directions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix on low speed

    until combined and stiff peaks form

  2. Scoop the frosting into the piping bag

  3. Melt 1 C of butter into a microwave safe bowl

  4. Mix in 2 C of sugar and the 2 tbsp ground cinnamon into another bowl

  5. Dip the top of the cupcakes into the melted butter and then dip it

    into the cinnamon sugar mix.

  6. Frost the cupcakes with the cinnamon frosting

  7. Drizzle caramel sauce and top with a churro

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