Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting


I promised I’d share this recipe with you a few weeks ago.

This was another treat we served at Marlo’s first birthday, and I’d have to say they were the most popular, perhaps solely based on intrigue.

A cupcake that tastes like a cookie? Yep! And these did taste just like snickerdoodles. Cinnamony and sweet and perfectly topped with delicious cream cheese frosting and crunchy demerara sugar. Try them!

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
Adapted from Martha Stewart

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self- rising), sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Sift together both flours, baking powder, salt, and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
2. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of milk, and beating until combined after each.
3. Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes.
4. Pipe with frosting (recipe below) and sprinkle with demerara sugar.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
Adapted from Sophistimom

2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 lbs. confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1. Using a mixer, mix the cream cheese can butter until thoroughly combined.
2. Add the vanilla extract and combine well.
3. Gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar and mix until smooth and creamy.


1 Response to “Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. 1 Savina September 17, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    These look delicious. Can’t wait for a special occasion to try them! Sure you don’t want to come to Hawaii and be my chef/baker?

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