Taking all that is snickerdoodle and packing into one tasty cupcake!

If you love snickerdoodle, then you will fall in love with this classic vanilla cupcake given the full snickerdoodle makeover and topped with fluffy and delightfully spiced cinnamon buttercream! Today we are taking all that is snickerdoodle and packing into one tasty light and fluffy cupcake bursting with cinnamon flavor. Of course no cupcake is complete without delicious frosting so we are going to be using perfectly smooth cinnamon buttercream that is sprinkled lightly with a nice blend of cinnamon and sugar.

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Posted by Man Cake on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Taking all that is snickerdoodle and packing into one tasty cupcake!


  • 2 & 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 & 2/3 cups granulated white sugar
  • 5 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 & 1/4 cups milk at room temperature
  • Buttercream (I suggest my cinnamon buttercream)
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar blend


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a standard sized mixing bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a larger mixing bowl, whip shortening on a high speed until fluffy.
  4. Add in white granulated sugar and mix into shortening on a lower speed until incorporated.
  5. One at a time, add eggs and mix in after each addition.
  6. Blend in vanilla extract.
  7. Add in dry mixture and mix on a low speed until just combined.
  8. Fill your cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full.
  9. Bake cupcakes for 15 - 18 minutes or until your cake tester comes out clean.
  10. Once baked, pull from oven, sprinkle cinnamon-sugar onto each cupcake, and allow to cool before frosting. I highly recommend trying these snickerdoodle cupcakes with a yummy and fluffy cinnamon buttercream.
  11. After you decorate your cupcakes, serve & ENJOY!


  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Be sure to allow your dairy ingredients to reach room temperature. Room temperature ingredients not only combine more effortlessly (no over-mixing needed) but they also trap air so much better. This trap air will expand and produce a fluffy texture during your baking process.
  • Prepared Pan: There will always be the "next best way to prepare your pan" article. Simply put however, the most effective way i find in my kitchen is a light rub of shortening around the sides, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan (for majority of baking pans), & a very light dusting of flour (cocoa powder for chocolate baked goods) all throughout.

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