Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes

When I found this recipe, I thought this was pure genius. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is by far the best breakfast cereal (and by far not the healthiest). I made these for a baking contest, and although I didn’t win I’m still glad I made them. They are a little bit more work than things I usually make, but well worth the effort.

Note: If you’re super lazy, like me, I found out that recently General Mills caught wind of this idea and is now banking on boxes of mix to make Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes, Cocoa Puff Cupcakes, and Reese’s Puff Cupcakes. Where’s the fun in that?

Here’s what you need to get these bad boys started:



(Adapted from Your Cup of Cake)



Cinnamon Cake:

3 eggs

1/3 cup oil

¾ cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup sour cream

Vanilla Cake Mix

1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon


Cinnamon Toast Crunch Buttercream:

8 oz cream cheese, softened

½ cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups powdered sugar

3/4 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch powder





1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.


2. Mix together the eggs oil, buttermilk and vanilla.


3. Add the sour cream, cake mix, and cinnamon.


*Special Note* You must use vanilla cake mix, not white or yellow. I know from personal experience that there IS a difference. Who knew?!


4. Pour batter into cupcake liners, being careful not to fill them all the way to the top. Bake at 350 for 18 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes before icing them.


5. To make the buttercream, beat cream cheese and butter together. I reccomend leaving the cream cheese out of the fridge for a while before doing this. My Kitchen Maid mixer always has a hard time of combining cream cheese into batters.


6. Crumble the cereal.( I poured some into a Ziploc baggie and smashed it with my hand. You can also use a food processer.)


7. Add the crumbled cereal, vanilla, and sugar to batter.


8. Pipe the mixture onto the cooled cupcakes.


9. Press each cupcake with 1 piece of normal Cinnamon Toast Crunch.


10. Eat as many as possible.


They’re pretty rich, so I definitely suggest enjoying yours with a nice glass of milk or coffee.

Please feel free to leave comments on how yours came out, or any alterations you made to the recipe to make it even more delicious!

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