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Sunday, March 18, 2012

mangia mondays 54: cinnamon toast crunch cupcakes

howdy, ya'll!
welcome to another edition of

a blog hop i co-host each week
with the lovely
lisa from shine your light.

this week i'm sharing:
cinnamon toast crunch cupcakes

for cupcakes:
1 C all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 C milk
1/2 stick butter, room temperature
2 lg eggs
3/4 C + 2 TBS sugar
1 tsp grated orange zest
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

for frosting:
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 stick butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 C powdered sugar
1/3 C cinnamon toast crunch powder *see note*
additional crushed & whole cereal pieces, to garnish

1. preheat oven to 350 f, & line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.

2. in a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, & salt. set aside.

3. in a small saucepan over low heat, warm milk & butter until butter melts. set aside.

4. in the bowl of a standing mixer mix eggs, sugar, orange zest, & vanilla extract until thick, about 5 minutes.

5. add the flour mixture & stir until blended, then add milk & butter mixture. stir until combined.

6. fill each cupcake liner approximately 3/4 full & bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 16-18 minutes. cool in pan for a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
for the frosting:

1. crush approximately 1 C of cereal using a rolling pin & sift into a bowl. repeat as needed, setting aside the bigger bits left in the sifter, until you have 1/3 of a cup of very fine cinnamon toast crunch powder.

2. mix cream cheese & butter in standing mixer until very smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. add vanilla extract, powdered sugar & cinnamon toast crunch powder, & mix until incorporated. taste for sweetness, & add more powdered sugar as needed.

3. frost cooled cupcakes, & sprinkle with the larger leftover bits of cereal that you sifted out. garnish with a whole piece of cinnamon toast crunch. 

i love love love cinnamon toast crunch.
that & peanut butter crunch are the only cereals
i've been craving while pregnant! :D
peanut butter crunch cupcake next??

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  1. I love cinnamon toast crunch of vanilla ice cream so I imagine that it would be fabulous in a cupcake! They look delicious!

  2. Hi Kristen,

    I'm sharing 20 Minute Masoor Daal with Cumin Seed OIl, a Homemade Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce, and a video on PInk Slime in ground beef.

    Have a great day!

  3. Those cupcakes sound wonderful! I'm a sucker for anything with cinnamon. Thanks for hosting each week. I've added the Asian-Style Chicken and Pasta.

  4. That looks so good dowling, I think I'm drooling!

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