Did I just really just say “Apple Churro Cupcakes”? Yeah, I did! Can you imagine anything so perfect for dessert?
I didn’t think that there was anything better than a churro. I was soooo wrong! These Apple Churro Cupcakes are beyond amazing! When you combine a churro and a cupcake, it truly can’t get any better than that!
Valentine’s Day is almost here and I wanted to create an extra special something for my kids. They love churros, a crispy fried dough stick covered in cinnamon sugar. I don’t deep fry much anymore, so they haven’t had a churro in forever. My daughter was eating a cupcake the other day and mentioned that she wished I could make a churro flavored cupcake. So I went to work and I created these super amazing Apple Churro Cupcakes for my kids. I think they’re going to say these were the best Valentine’s Day gift EVER!
I found these special Valentine themed baking items in my local Walmart’s Valentine’s Day seasonal aisle. Aren’t they great? They are made by a company called Bakery Crafts. If you’ve ever ordered a licensed character cake or used cake toppers before, chances are you’ve already used their products. Their Valentine’s Day Decorating Kit included a colorful “Love banner, and 2 Heart shaped picks. These gummy candy hearts are so cute too. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day treats.
These Churro Cupcakes combine a cinnamon sugar topping with an extremely moist and delicious cupcake. Apple juice gives these cupcakes a faint apple flavor and yogurt makes these cupcakes moist. Each cupcake is topped with a mixture of cinnamon and raw sugar after baking to give them crunch, just like when you bite into a traditional fried churro. Then to top everything off, a rich cinnamon cream cheese frosting completes these cupcakes. All these flavors combine to create a dessert that you are going to fall in love with!
This recipe makes 12 amazing Apple Churro Cupcakes.
20 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup cake flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 3/4 cup cane sugar
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup apple juice
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 Tablespoons raw sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 Tablespoons cream cheese, softened
- 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard sized muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- In another bowl, cream together butter and sugars with an electric mixer on medium-high speed.
- Beat yogurt into creamed butter. Scrape bowl down with a spatula.
- Add egg and blend well until all is incorporated.
- Beat in vanilla and continue to beat until creamy.
- Alternate adding flour mixture and apple juice to the wet mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
- Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove muffin tins from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Remove muffins from tins once cooled.
- Place the melted butter in a small bowl.
- In another small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
- Brush each cupcake with melted butter and then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Set aside.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, butter together cream cheese and butter until light and creamy.
- Blend in vanilla and ground cinnamon.
- Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until all is mixed in.
- Frost each cupcake with frosting. Store finished cupcakes in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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What special treats are you making for loved ones this year?