Easy Box Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

by Jennifer Wieland
Easy Box Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Today marks the first Monday of summer for my group or as I like to call summer break, Mommy’s Mad House. The kids are out of school now and that means the little 2.5 hour break of complete kid free time I had during the school year is now gone. There will now be hellish trips to the grocery store, all day fighting and just a general feeling that the kids are more organized than I thought because they seem to be working together to test my patience. (Insert visual image in your head of me in a referee outfit with my hair standing on end while prying 2-3 children apart.)

So before all the crazy set in I did do some baking since Friday was the kid’s last day of school and Ellie was having a picnic for Pre-K on her last day. Since the picnic was held at a local park we were able to bring whatever food we wanted without the restrictions faced at having it at the school due to the school district’s ban on outside food for parties due to the numerous food allergies in the school. So as a treat for the teachers and aides my kids had and for the picnic my daughter declared that I should make her cupcakes. So that is what we ended up with… super easy box mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes that will definitely be a favorite of any cinnamon fan in your life.

To make these cupcakes a quick and easy dessert to make I started out with a box yellow cake mix that I just improved upon. I then topped them with a homemade buttercream and topped that with some cinnamon sugar. This made for quick work in the baking department and then I had found some adorable little boxes to pack them in for all of the kid’s teachers and aides. This was a great way to add a little something extra with a bit of homemade goodness to it for all of the teacher’s gifts.

 Easy Box Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes


Box Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
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6320 calories
833 g
1279 g
327 g
42 g
178 g
1664 g
3152 g
479 g
10 g
127 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 6320
Calories from Fat 2874
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 327g
Saturated Fat 178g
Trans Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 32g
Monounsaturated Fat 95g
Cholesterol 1279mg
Sodium 3152mg
Total Carbohydrates 833g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 479g
Protein 42g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Cupcakes
  1. 1 15.25 oz. box of yellow cake mix
  2. 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  3. 1 c. water
  4. 1/3 c. melted butter
  5. 3 eggs
For the Frosting
  1. 1 c. butter, softened
  2. 1/2 c. brown sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  4. 3 c. confectioner's sugar, sifted
  5. 2-4 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
For the Topping
  1. 1-2 tbsp. cinnamon-sugar
For the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line cupcake pans with liners.
  2. In a large bowl beat together all of the ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds and then increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full and bake according to package instructions. Remove form oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before removing the cupcakes from the pan. Continue to cool them on a wire rack until completely cooled.
For the Frosting
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon on medium-high speed. Add the confectioner's sugar in two batches and stir it in on low. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the firs two tablespoons of cream. Beat on medium-high speed and test the consistency. Add more cream to thin the frosting out more. Once you reach the desired consistency beat the frosting on medium-high speed for 5 minutes until it is fluffy.
To Assemble
  1. Pipe the frosting onto the tops of the cooled cupcakes and then sprinkle with some of the cinnamon-sugar.
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

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