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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes, Recipe

This past weekend I went to visited my parents to spend time on the lake boating, skiing, tubing, and soaking up some rays before summer is really over. But before I left I made some of my family’s favorite recipes from the blog. Like my Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cinnamon Roll Funfetti Cake, Taco Dip, and these delicious Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting!

Whew! That’s a lot of baking and after spending all day in the kitchen baking and having fun in the sun out on the lake this past weekend, my skin took a little bit of a beating.

I normally only talk about baking, but today I’m mixing it up because I’m so excited about my new favorite beauty products from Vichy Idealia, I just had to share it with all of you.

The products are designed to fix the damage of you skin that is already done and help prevent future skin damage, whiling living your life to the fullest. It’s my secret to having two of these Snickerdoodle Cupcakes and spending all weekend on the lake without worrying about if my skin will show it! 🙂

I use the Idealia Serum which smells amazing and absorbs instantly. It makes my skin feel smoother, look brighter, and just have that healthy glow to it. I also use the Idealia Eyes, it works miracles on dark circles, which is perfect for a food blogger like me who wakes up in the middle of the night because I thought of a new delicious dessert recipe!

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes Recipe

And speaking of desserts, these Snickerdoodle Cupcakes are not only a family favorite but also a favorite with all my readers! So I thought now that my skin has had a complete makeover, thanks to Vichy Idéalia, these Snickerdoodle Cupcakes also needed a makeover from the ugly photos I took of them when I first started blogging, yikes!

I retook the photos of my original Snickerdoodle Cupcakes and added step-by-step photos…same great recipe you love but now they look so much prettier! 🙂

Here is a step-by-step on how to make these Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting:

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Check out the step-by-step on how to make the buttercream frosting

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting
Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

Additional Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1⅔ cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • 1 (2 sticks) cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream*
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon-sugar to sprinkle on top


Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line (2) muffin tins with 24 cupcake liners. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

In large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract. Slowly add  flour mixture, and milk and mixing until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!

Pour the cupcake batter into the cupcake liners (about 3/4 the way full). Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting.

To make the frosting:

Mix softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.

Add powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. Increase to high-speed and beat for 3 minutes. Add more cream if needed for spreading consistency. Mix in ground cinnamon.

Frost cupcakes using a piping bag or knife. Sprinkle top of cupcakes with cinnamon-sugar.


*I highly recommend using heavy whipping cream because it will give the frosting a thicker texture, but you may use milk.

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

26 comments on “Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting”

  1. This is a fabulous combination! The cinnamon frosting is to die for! So creamy and delicious!

  2. These were loved by my entire family! Thanks!

  3. These snickerdoodle cupcakes look and sound great! I love snickerdoodles, I am really enjoying the thought of these cupcakes with fresh coffee.

  4. Oh my gosh Jenn!! These cupcakes are absolutely lovely!! I made 1/2 batch today and could barely frost them bc I was too busy eating what I consider to be the yummiest buttercream frosting ever!! I am curious though… Are the cupcakes supposed to be moist? They have a great taste, but were a bit dry. I checked them at 15 mins and they weren’t done yet so I baked for 3 more, so a total of 18 mins. They were only in the pan for about a min before I moved them to wire rack. What might I have done wrong? Maybe 16.5 mins would gave been better. Do you think butter instead of shortening might fix this or have you tried it with butter? Thank you SO much for this delicious recipe!! I plan to make them for my son’s first birthday party next month, though I’ll probably make a yogurt based frosting for his little cake:)

  5. Hi there! This may be a silly/commonsense question, but I want to make a smaller “test” batch before my son’s birthday party. If I just half the ingredients, will it mess anything up?

  6. Would this mixture fit in 9×13 cake pan instead of cupcakes? 

  7. To make the frosting:

    Mix softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.

    The frosting recipe calls for a tablespoon of cinnamon, but I don’t see it in the frosting directions. Am I missing it? Thanks!

    Frost cupcakes using a piping bag or knife.

  8. Jess, I’m so glad you loved my snickerdoodle cupcake recipe! 🙂

  9. Do you have an advice on what I would need to do to adjust for high altitude? Thanks!

  10. I made these cupcakes, they are delish and were a big hit. But I followed the directions for the frosting to a T and my frosting looks nothing like yours, I wonder why.

  11. Can I come over and we’ll have a cupcake making day? 🙂

  12. Snickerdoodles are a huge favorite around my house – these cupcakes would be a big hit with the family!

  13. I love snickerdoodle cookies, but I have a feeling I would love these cupcakes more!  Love that cinnamon sugar topping!

  14. My family does the same thing when we get together! They request a million different recipes! What a great way to celebrate the the “beginning of the end” of summer, and these cupcakes! I need them! Pinned!

  15. I love snickerdoodle cookies, but turned into a cupcakes YUM-O-LA! looks amazing! 😉 beautiful pictes too! pinned

  16. I love being out on the water. It’s so relaxing! These cupcakes are calling my name. That frosting… Yum!

  17. These cupcakes are so calling my name! Snickerdoodle is one of my favorite fall flavors. Love the cinnamon-sugar on top too! 🙂

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