Eric’s Birthday Cupcakes

February 4, 2008 at 3:08 am 4 comments

“People love cinnamon! It should be on tables at restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime anyone says, ‘Oh this is so good. What’s in it?’ The answer invariably comes back, Cinnamon. Cinnamon. Again and again.” – Jerry Seinfeld (That’s from The Dinner Party, Season 5)
So these cupcakes are pretty special, I made them for Eric on his birthday. It’s my first real cupcake recipe actually so that’s exciting. Eric seemed to like them too. I made the buttercream icing a bit too soft, and it sort of melted instead of being in nice swirls on top. Everything tasted good though.

Eric’s Birthday Cupcakes
Cocoa-cinnamon cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream icing
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cocoa, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, cream the butter, then beat in the sugar, eggs, yolk, and vanilla. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk in a few steps and gently combine.
Bake in a 350 F oven for about 20 minutes.


Entry filed under: Cupcakes.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eric  |  February 4, 2008 at 3:53 am

    They were delicious, not to mention adorable. The googily-eyed candle just made it all the more adorable, not to mention birthday-esque. I recommend them. =)

  • 2. PrissyCook  |  February 6, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Wow…By the picture I would not have guessed that these were chocolate cinnamon. Great picture!

  • 3. Kyla  |  February 6, 2008 at 1:57 am

    PrissyCook – Thanks! Next time I’ll take a picture of the unfrosted cupcakes too or maybe one cut in half to see it a bit better.
    Also thanks for commenting.
    I love your website (& cupcakes) by the way, I’ve been reading it for a little while.

  • 4. Stef  |  February 7, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Love the topper! The whole thing looks so cute!


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