International Delights approached me about creating a post and recipe around one of my favorite holiday treats.
While thinking about holiday goodies, I was instantly transported back to Christmas mornings as a kid. The presents were open, the initial sugar rush from the stocking was starting to wear off, and I was digging into a warm, gooey cinnamon roll. Every time I walk past Cinnabon I’m reminded of Christmas. So this year when I’m requested to bring some cupcakes down to my family, I’ll be making these cinnamon roll-inspired goodies.
Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes
1 box yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Yellow)
Ingredients as listed on the back of the cake mix box (mine included:
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven as specified on the cake mix box (mine was 350 degrees).
Mix together cake mix ingredients.
Fill lined cupcake tins 1/3 of the way with cake mix.
Combine brown sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle some above each partially filled cupcake tin, just covering the mix.
Add more cake mix in, filling 2/3 of the way.
Pour more of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture on top. With a butter knife, swirl the sugar on top.
Bake as directed on the cake mix box (mine was 18-23 minutes), or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Pour glaze on top and serve!
Cinnamon Roll Glaze
2 TBS International Delight’s Cinnabon flavored coffee creamer (this stuff is like liquid Cinnabons. It’ll give your glaze a more well-rounded cinnamon roll taste)
1 cup powdered sugar
Dash of cinnamon
Whisk together all ingredients until glaze is smooth and slightly thick. Add more powdered sugar to increase thickness, and add more cinnamon to taste.
Using a spoon, gently pour glaze over cooled cupcakes. Enjoy!
These cupcakes turned out like a light, fluffy version of a cinnamon roll or coffee cake. It makes a great morning treat with a cup of coffee and some fruit!
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