Churro Cupcakes


This recipe may not teach you how to make churros (unless you make your own for a garnish), but it will teach you how to make easy churro cupcakes. This churro cupcake recipe is great for a fiesta, or for dessert after a Mexican feast.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
24 to 30 cupcakes


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 4 eggs, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup milk

  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 recipe Buttercream Frosting

  • Purchased churros, cut into 1-inch pieces (optional)

Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 6 cup powdered sugar

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Line twenty-four to thirty 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. Combine the first four ingredients (through salt.)

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter on medium for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium until combined. Scrape bowl; beat 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at at time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla. Add flour and milk alternately, beating on low after each addition until well combined. Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling about 1/2 full. Combine 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the batter.

  3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pans for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; cool on wire racks.

  4. Spoon frosting into a large pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe frosting on cupcakes. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. If desired, garnish each cupcake with churro piece.

Buttercream Frosting

  1. In a very large mixing bowl beat butter on medium until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the 1/4 cup milk and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar and cinnamon until smooth.

    Churro Cupcakes
    Jason Donnelly

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
13g Fat
55g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 197mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Folate, total 23.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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