Friday, February 22, 2008

Belated Update - Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

A week ago or so, when my ILs were here, I made some of the famous snickerdoodle cupcakes to take to work for a friend's birthday. I was in a super rush to get them done as I had online class and then a soccer game for hubs so I wasn't paying much attention. Now, the snickerdoodle recipe is really easy. I mean, really easy. The base is a cake mix and you just add a few extra ingredients and BAM! tasty cinnamonny goodness. Easy, right??

So, I had mixed up all the cupcakes and put them in the oven when my MIL said, "can I taste the batter?" I told her to go for it and she got in a good lick's worth. "Mmm, minty!", she said. "Minty?", I asked, confused. Then it hits me! I have put peppermint extract in the cuppys rather than vanillla. Totally gross!

So, I figure I'll let them bake up and go for round two after I finish all my other stuff. So, after class and the game, I made a second batch using a yellow mix instead of white (I'd used my last white on the minty batch) and made them mini cuppys since I had no more regular sized liners.

Overall, the cupcakes turned out amazing! I loved the mini size and I think the yellow mix tasted even better than the white version I've tasted before. The ones I took to work were gone before 10:30 am and several people asked me for the recipe. :)

See, you really do learn from your mistakes!

Recipe from CB, my changes in bold. No photos - I was too tired.

For cupcakes
1 package plain white cake mix (I used yellow)
1 cup whole milk
1 stick of butter, melted
3 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For frosting
1 stick butter
3 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
3-4 Tablespoons milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

To make cupcakes Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake tin.
Place cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Blend for three minutes (stop to scrape once).Pour into pans and bake for 22-25 minutes (I baked 40 minis for 12 minutes). Allow the cakes to cool completely before frosting.

To make frosting
Beat butter until fluffy for frosting. Add all other ingredients.


BBKiddo said...

bwahahah, I'm glad I'm not the only one who does stuff like this. glad you loved try #2!

CB said...

haha. I was gonna say... "minty"? that doesn't sound right! Glad batch #2 tasted true to the loveable snickerdoodle flavor. I am definitely not above cake mix now and then. I'll have to try the yellow next time! or maybe the french vanilla. Love me some french vanilla! :)

Tammy said...

Hi Rachel

I have tagged you for a meme. Go to and please ignore if you have already been tagged


April said...

HA HA! That is a funny story Rach! :) I love these cupcakes SOOO much!

Jaime said...

you should really try peabody's snickerdoodle muffin recipe! so good! i have it linked in my blog...

Rachel said...

Thanks girls for the love!

Jaime, I will sooo check that out.
Tammy, I'll get to the tag ASAP