Recipe by Aimee
Do any of you love Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal as much as I do? It has been my favorite since I was a little girl, and I have Derek hooked on it as well. I saw a picture online one day of a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcake and I knew instantly I needed to make it. The only problem was, there was no recipe with the picture, so I just had to create my own. I went for easy and simple. I just used my usual boxed cake mix recipe and added some cinnamon and crushed cereal pieces. I left my pieces a little on the larger side, but you could finely crush them if you want. The frosting is vanilla buttercream with finely crushed cereal pieces (I used my food chopper). The result is a perfect cinnamon explosion in your mouth. Enjoy!
- 1 box yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/3 cup water
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup broken Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all ingredients, saving cereal pieces for last. Pour into cupcake liners and bake for 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool fully before frosting.
Vanilla Buttercream (adapted from Wilton) br>
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp milk
- ½ cup finely crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch pieces
Cream together shortening and butter, then add in vanilla. Add powdered sugar in 1 cup increments, mixing well after each addition. Add milk. You can make the frosting whatever consistency you like. Just add more powdered sugar to thicken and more milk to thin. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with cereal pieces. Makes 2 dozen.