CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes

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  • Published Jul 24th
  • Ready In1h 5m
  • Servings24
  • Calories320
My favorite flatmate gave me a recipe for snickerdoodle cupcakes which I transformed into these chocolate cinnamon delights since I'm not a big fan of snickerdoodles. Garnish with cinnamon sugar or cocoa and enjoy!

CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes for 24 servings:

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar, or as needed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, or more as needed

CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In1h 5m

To cook CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes within 1 hour 5 minutes . The following are the steps to cook CINfully Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes easily:

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. 3 Beat together the chocolate cake mix, 1 cup milk, eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moist. Beat for 2 more minutes on medium speed.
  4. 4 Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full of batter.
  5. 5 Sprinkle the cupcakes with cinnamon sugar.
  6. 6 Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.
  7. 7 Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. 8 Cream together 1/2 cup butter and shortening in a bowl until smooth.
  9. 9 Stir in sea salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, cocoa powder, and 3 cups confectioners' sugar.
  10. 10 Stir in milk.
  11. 11 Mix in 2 more cups confectioners' sugar or as needed until desired consistency is achieved.
  12. 12 Spread the frosting on the cooled cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 320 calories; 16.4 grams of fat; 43 grams of carbohydrates; 2.6 grams of protein; 45 milligrams of cholesterol; 260 milligrams of sodium.

  1. These were delicious! Cupcakes were moist, Icing was tasty. They were a big hit at my house!

  2. Nov 28th 2012

    A little dry and some what bland I did not care for the frosting at all. The flavor was good but it was greasy.

  3. Sep 11th 2012

    These cupcakes are amazing. They are the perfect combination of chocolate and cinnamon. The frosting is the perfect addition to the cake. I made these and people said they tasted like the ...

  4. Apr 5th 2012

    These received rave reviews! Easy to make. My husband's coworkers love them.

  5. Mar 5th 2012

    i love cinnamon so these were great for me!! So fluffy and yummy, i filled them with a cream cheese/cinnamon filling and used regular buttercream frosting with 1tbsp of cocoa, yummmmm, GREAT ...

  6. Mar 4th 2012


  7. Feb 23rd 2012

    I just made these and they are amazing. I forgot to add the butter in the cupcake mix and they still came out nice and moist. I was a little skeptical using the shortening in the frosting bu ...

  8. Feb 11th 2012

    I made these before the recipe was officially published and am so happy to see them as a kitchen approved recipe! 10 star recipe! The cake has the perfect balance of cinnamon/chocolate and s ...

  9. Feb 10th 2012

    These are fabulous! They are very light and fluffy in texture and the flavor is so well balanced with the chocolate and cinnamon. I did use heavy cream instead of the milk in the frosting ...