{Recipe} Cinnamon-Sugar Mini Cupcakes

These cute little guys are so tasty, and quite easy to make.  Because they are coated with cinnamon and sugar, they are a lot like a little cake doughnut.  Both kids and adults love them!

Cinnamon-Sugar Mini Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (or ground nutmeg)

6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temp.

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup milk (any fat content)

For the coating-

6 Tablespoons butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350*F.

Spray a mini muffin pan (I use a silicone one) with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter for a moment, then add the sugar and beat on medium speed until blended and creamy, about 1 minute.

Beat in the egg and vanilla, mixing until smooth and thick.

With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three additions and the milk in two additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.  Mix just until the flour is incorporated

and the batter looks smooth.

Scoop batter into mini muffin pan (a small cookie scoop works great).  This recipe makes about 18 cupcakes (I squeeked out 19 this time).

Bake until tops feel firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 12 minutes.  Cool cupcakes about 5 minutes pan, then carefully transfer cupcakes onto cooling rack.
Then the best part…  Melt 6 Tablespoons butter in a bowl and set aside.  In another bowl mix 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.  One at a time, roll the cupcake in the bowl of butter, then the bowl of cinnamon sugar.  Set on a cooling rack and try to wait about 20 mintues to eat them (they get better as they absorb the butter and cinnamon a bit).

Now, sit down with some coffee and a couple of these beauties!


  1. OMG, they remind me of Tiny Tom Donuts that I only get once a year when I go to the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition). I will try this one soon. Thanks Glory!

  2. I've been making these since you first shared the recipe on flickr, and they are soooo good! I'll have to invest in some of those silicone pans.

  3. I've been following you on flikr and have been waiting for you to start a blog! Glad to see you did…

    Ally @ High Heels & Aprons

  4. Hi Glory,

    Very, very, very beautiful job! I would like to write an article about your creations for a french webmag called BANDIT-MAGAZINE.COM
    Are you OK if I use some of your pics to illustrate my post about you?

  5. Thanks for the encouraging comments Nancy, Lisa and Ally!

    Anne-Estelle, I'd be happy for you to do a write up on me (including some pictures) for your Web- Magazine. Please send me a link to the post when you have it up. Thanks!

  6. Wow, these are so good! I made them for a little treat after dinner last night. They were so easy to make and delicious to boot. Everyone loved them. They tasted like a bite size coffee cake. Thanks for the recipe. I will surely be making them again!

  7. Anne-Estelle- Thanks for the link. I don't speak French, so I can't read the post, but I assume is all good! =)

    Nikki- Thanks so much for letting me know you gave them a try! So glad you enjoyed them!!

  8. Wow! I am so happy to see that you have started a blog. I have been following your posts on Flickr for some time now and everything that you create is gorgeous. I really look forward to seeing everything creative that you come up with. Thanks for being such great inspiration.

  9. por favor, deseo suscribirme para recibir en mi correo mariajesuspardoromero@hotmail.com

  10. Mini cupcakes are the best I remember that I used to eat it when my mother was alive she always enjoy a lot making this recipe that's why I love to do it too.

  11. Wonderful work! I will try to make them! Just a question: is it baking soda or baking powder? Thank you and greetings from Brazil. Karina

  12. I just made them! Delicious, my two toddlers loved them. Thank you so much. Karina

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  14. Made these for my co-workers and they loved them! Did a double recipe and got 48 mini cupcakes plus 2 large cupcakes baked in ramekins. Will definitely make these again.

  15. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! I just made them as an afternoon snack and my whole family loves them! I’ll definitely be keeping this as a staple in our home.

    Thanks again!

  16. Looks so yummy! Can these be frozen? Im baking and freezing for my xmas goody baskets 🙂

  17. Great recipe! If you wanted to substitute the 1/2 cup milk, could you use almond milk instead?

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