Recipe: Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

img_6323Holy delicious-ness!  These amazing cupcakes were the brainstorm of my teenager…. Basically, she doesn’t care for pie at Thanksgiving, and she found a similar idea on Pinterest.  The result was truly yummy and easy enough for her to make completely on her own!  Bonus!  Hope you enjoy them!

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes


  • 1 french vanilla cake mix
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding (not sugar-free)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 – 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, but add in the instant pudding mix and 1-1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon to the batter.
  2. Line muffin tin with paper liners and fill 1/2-way.
  3. Bake according to package directions.
  4. To prepare frosting, beat together butter, powdered sugar and remaining ground cinnamon.  Gradually add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until frosting is desired consistency.
  5. When completely cooled, frost cupcakes. ENJOY!




Author: drjennbowersnutrition

Dr. Bowers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, education and health promotion. Her down-to-earth philosophy is "All foods can fit!"

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