Churro Cupcakes

One of my coworker’s is having a baby and we decided to throw her a surprise baby shower with a Mexican theme. Of course, I signed up for dessert, and got to working on some churro cupcakes! The recipe is super easy and makes 24 cupcakes. Although she’s having a girl, she’s not into the traditional pink. I knew she was having her own mermaid themed baby shower with purple and turquoise, so I decided on using those colors as well. I like to use Pillsbury funfetti frosting as it saves me the trouble of having to dye the frosting. I used Aqua Blue and Bold Purple. Going along with the mermaid theme, I added some edible pearls which reminded me of the ocean and made for a sweet, feminine touch.

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For the cupcakes:

  • 4 egg yolks + 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  •  1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

For the icing:

  • 2 tubs Pillsbury Funfetti frosting in your choice of color
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract per tub of frosting
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon per tub of frosting

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs. Add 1 cup sour cream, 2 sticks of butter, and 4 tsp of vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together 3 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3 tsp cinnamon, and a teaspoon each of baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop, pour batter into cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 16 – 20 minutes, rotating once.
  7. In the meantime, scoop out 1 tub of frosting into a stand mixer. Add 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and mix.
  8. Put frosting in a piping bag with a star tip.
  9. Repeat step 7 and 8 for the other tub of frosting and frost the cooled cupcakes.

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I used a disposable cupcake carrier from Michael’s, which was perfect to deliver all 24 cupcakes in one piece. It really gave them a professional look; many people thought they were store bought!

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These are sure to be a huge hit at your next pot luck! How great would they look with red, white and green frosting for a special treat on Cinco de Mayo? The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

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