Snickerdoodle Spice Cupcake Recipe

Author Tammilee Tips


  • Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 2 3/4 C flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C Crisco shortening
  • 1 2/3 C sugar
  • 5 egg whites room temp
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 C whole milk
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 1 C unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 + TBSP of heavy whipping cream
  • Cinnamon Sugar Ingredients:
  • 1/4 + 2 TBSP C granulated sugar
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon


  • Cupcake Directions:
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and the salt; set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat shortening with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds.
  • Gradually add 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar, about 1/3 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer.
  • Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about one-third at a time, and 1 1/4 cups milk, about half at a time, beating just until blended.
  • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each with about 3 tablespoons batter or until about two-thirds full.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks.
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • Frosting Directions:
  • -Beat the butter and powder sugar until it is smooth and creamy.
  • -Check to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then....
  • - Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.... mixing well.
  • -If ready scoop the frosting into the pastry bag with a large tip.
  • -Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  • -Begin frosting the cupcake by working from the outer edge to the center of the cupcake.
  • -Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the frosted cupcake.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Directions:
  • -Using a food processor, process the sugar for 1-2 minutes.
  • -Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a lidded jar.
  • -Shake before using each time.