Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes

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Did you know that June 13 is Cupcake Lovers Day?   I had no idea but since I am a huge lover of cupcakes I wanted to make a cupcake for this day.  Thank you to Valentina from The Baking Fairy for hosting this event!  I love cupcakes because they are easy to make, it’s fairly easy to make them look pretty with a few sprinkles or decorations, and you can make them in so many different flavors!

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

I was going to count how many cupcake recipes there are on my blog but I realized it’s way too many!  I make cupcakes for holidays, for birthdays, and just because I like to make them.  That means I’ve made a variety of flavors with different frostings and decorations.  There are just so many options to choose from.

Everything you need to make Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes

For Cupcake Lovers Day I made Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes.   I’ve been very into making sweet and spiced recipes lately.  One of my favorite coffee drinks is a brown sugar cinnamon latte so I figured why not try it in cupcake form?   The results were delicious.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes are tasty and fun to make!

The cupcake gets its flavor from brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla yogurt.  I use yogurt in place of half the milk in some recipes because it really brings out the vanilla flavor and gives the cupcakes a good texture.  Then I made a simple buttercream frosting and added brown sugar cinnamon syrup to it which made it spiced but sweet.    If you don’t have this syrup you can simply add cinnamon which will give it a lot of flavor.

If you like sugar and spice you'll love these Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes

To decorate these cupcakes I kept it simple.  I used a pretty tip and piped on white frosting then used a light sprinkle of sprinkles on top.  I also put a pinch of cinnamon on top as well but you can get as creative (or not) as you want.   The decorating is up to you!

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes

Yield: 16 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Flavorful brown sugar and cinnamon cupcakes topped with cinnamon buttercream frosting.


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 c. vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 c. milk

For the frosting:

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon (or 1 Tablespoon brown sugar cinnamon syrup)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place cupcake liners in 16 muffin cups. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  4. Add in the eggs and stir until combined.
  5. Mix in the vanilla.
  6. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Pour half the flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix well.
  8. Add in the yogurt and milk and mix until combined.
  9. Pour the remaining flour mixture in and mix until well combined.
  10. Divide the mixture because the muffin cups filling each 3/4 of the way full.
  11. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  12. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  13. To make the frosting beat the butter in a large bowl with a mixer.
  14. Add in the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until the consistency is thick.
  15. Stir in the cinnamon, vanilla, and milk. Beat until smooth.
  16. Frost the cupcakes. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.


A Hezzi-D original recipe

It's Cupcake Lover's Day and I can't get enough of these Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cupcakes


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