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Cinnamon Bun Cupcakes

Cinnamon Goo
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons of Butter, melted
  1. Mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until the mixture looks like wet sand.
  2. Set aside

Vanilla Cake
  • 12 tablespoons of Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave for 1½ to 2 minutes or until melted. Keep the butter warm—do not allow it to sit and cool off.
  3. Beat the eggs for about 2 minutes until light they are yellow and lightly foamy. 
  4. Increase the mixer speed  and pour the warm butter into the eggs slowly. Once the butter is added, reduce the mixer speed .
  5. With the mixer still running, add the milk, vanilla, and salt. Mix for 1 minute until well combined.
  6. Sift together the flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder.
  7. Add to the batter and mix until just combined, 10 to 20 seconds. 
  8. Scoop the batter into the prepared baking cups, filling them two thirds of the way.
  9. Using a teaspoon, place small dollops of the Cinnamon Goo in the center of each unbaked cupcake and swirl with a toothpick.
  10. Bake in the the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. The cupcakes are done when the centers spring back when you touch them.
  11. Remove the cupcakes from the oven. Let cool for 5 minutes. Leave the oven on to bake the streusel!

Cinnamon Streusel
  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Combine the butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt and mix until the mixture looks like small pebbles. 
  3. If the mixture is too smooth, add more flour. Add 1 teaspoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. 
  4. Sprinkle the streusel over the baking sheet, making sure there are no large clumps. 
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating the pan once, until golden brown.

And here is how mine turned out!!


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