Recipe courtesy of Lindsay Morton
Show: Cupcake Wars
Print
Cinnamon Sugar Graham Cupcakes
Total:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
45 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
72 (6 dozen) mini cupcakes or 24 (2 dozen) regular
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
45 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
72 (6 dozen) mini cupcakes or 24 (2 dozen) regular
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup or 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 large egg, separated into 5 yolks and reserving only 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups whole milk, room temperature
  • Cinnamon Sugar Graham Cream Cheese Icing, recipe follows
Cinnamon Sugar Graham Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • Graham cracker crumbs, for garnish
  • Cinnamon sugar graham crackers, for garnish
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line mini cupcake pans with 72 mini cupcake liners or line a regular-size cupcake or muffin pan with 24 cupcake liners.

Sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl, and set aside.

Combine the graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar in a small bowl and pour in the melted butter. Stir until combined, and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add the sugar and beat about 3 minutes more, or until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Reduce the speed to low and add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the vanilla extract and cinnamon. On low speed, mix in 1/3 flour mixture and 1/2 the milk, repeat alternating between the flour and milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix just until the flour is incorporated. Do not over beat once the flour mixture is added. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

With an electric hand mixer, beat the egg whites until medium-stiff peaks form and fold into the batter. Fold in the graham cracker-brown sugar mixture. Scoop the batter into the lined mini cupcake pan or regular-size cupcake pan. Bake 22 minutes for mini cupcakes or 27 minutes for regular-size cupcakes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.

Cinnamon Sugar Graham Cream Cheese Icing:

Combine the graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar in a small bowl and pour in the melted butter. Stir until combined and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese and butter on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Reduce the speed to low, and add the confectioners' sugar until well blended. Increase the speed to high and beat about 3 minutes more, or until light and creamy. Fold in the graham cracker-brown sugar mixture. Place the icing in pastry bag fitted with a pastry tip. Pipe the icing on the cooled cupcakes. Garnish the cupcakes with graham cracker crumbs, a piece of cinnamon sugar graham cracker, and a sprinkling of cinnamon.

Yield: approximately 3 1/2 cups

More from:

Sweet Recipes

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Southport Grocery and Cafe's Bread Pudding Pancakes with Vanilla Custard Sauce and Cinnamon Sugar Butter

Recipe courtesy of Southport Grocery and Cafe

Cinnamon Swirl Sour Cream, Maple Cream Cheese, Strawberry and Bacon Breakfast Cupcake

Recipe courtesy of Hollis Wilder

Cinnamon-Sugar Crisps ("Bunuelos")

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Cinnamon Sugar Mini Pancake Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Brown Sugar Caramel Creme Brulee Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Megan Faulkner Brown

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks with Maple Cream

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Cran-Apple Relish on Cinnamon Sugar Spoons

Homemade Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar and Cranberry Jam

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

3:30pm | 2:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

4:30pm | 3:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man's Greatest Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here