Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

5 from 16 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
snickerdoodle cupcakes on a white counter.

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These snickerdoodle cupcakes are delicious and easy to make. A box cake mix makes this recipe so quick and easy, you can make them anytime.

snickerdoodle cupcakes on a white counter.

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes only take a few ingredients and are so adaptable. There’s just something about cinnamon sugar that makes everything a little better. If you love cinnamon and are a fan of snickerdoodle cookies, you can make these delicious cupcakes every time you need a sweet treat.


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What We Love About This Snickerdoodle Cupcakes Recipe

If you don’t like to do a lot of work in the kitchen, you’ll like being able to spice up a regular old cake mix without much effort. If you don’t have a lot of time, you’ll love that using a boxed mix cuts down your preparation time too! This time of the year, there is nothing better than the smell of cinnamon baking.

  • 30 Minutes: Truly, baking takes the most time for this cupcake recipe idea from a classic cookie.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge, nice warm flavors.
  • Family Friendly: Perfect for a birthday party or football games. A favorite childhood cookie turned into a fluffy cupcake with a creamy frosting.
  • Adaptable: Can make your favorite cookies in a low-carb or low calorie cupcake.

Ingredient Notes for Fluffy Cinnamon Cupcakes

  • Box Cake Mix: 1 box of vanilla cake mix, or white cake, any brand will work
  • Eggs: 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • Pudding: 1 package of vanilla pudding, you can use sugar free
  • Vegetable Oil: 1/3 cup of oil
  • Flour: All-purpose flour

Topping:

  • Cinnamon sugar: You can use a sugar alternative for the sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.
  • Frosting: Make your own, or store bought works fine. A smooth cream cheese frosting, vanilla frosting, or even a cinnamon buttercream frosting.
  • Cinnamon Sticks: Purely decorative on the cinnamon sugar top.
a snickerdoodle cupcake on a white counter.

Equipment Needed for Easy Recipes

How to Make Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

These are the basic steps for making a snickerdoodle cupcake. Please refer to the recipe card below for the full recipe and more detailed instructions and daily values.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven and line muffin cups with paper liners. Then in a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, mix all the ingredients at medium speed until you have a smooth batter.

STEP 2: BAKE

Scoop cupcake batter into the cupcake liners until about 2/3rd full. Then bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

STEP 3: FROSTING

Lastly, pipe icing onto the yummy cupcakes, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Prep and Storage Tips for Snickerdoodle Cupcake Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

The cupcakes can be made a day or two in advance and stored in an airtight container.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Wrap well with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the cupcakes undecorated in an airtight container, a ziplock bag or freezer bag for up to three months.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Replace the sugar elements and icing with low calorie versions. Also, a gluten-free cake mix can be great for this recipe.

WHERE DOES THE WORD SNICKERDOODLE COME FROM?

The Joy of Cooking claims that traditional snickerdoodle cookies are probably German in origin, and that the name is a corruption of the German word Schneckennudel (“Crinkly Noodles”).

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can use the recipe card below and double or even triple the recipe to meet your needs.

HOW TO MAKE A MOIST CUPCAKE?

Follow these 5 Steps to Perfect Cupcakes from Better Homes and Gardens.

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Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add a cookie: Replace the cinnamon stick with snickerdoodle cookies or sugar cookies.
  • Make a twist on this snickerdoodle recipe: Use chocolate chips or white chocolate shavings.
  • Short cut tip: Use a store bought cream cheese frosting.
  • Variation tip: Add some cinnamon chips for even more flavor.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Make with low calorie or gluten-free ingredients.

What to Serve with Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

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Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

5 from 16 votes
These snickerdoodle cupcakes are delicious and easy to make. A box cake mix makes this recipe so quick and easy, you can make them anytime.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package vanilla pudding
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
  • 1 cup icing
  • cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  • Mix cake ingredients together until you have a smooth batter.
  • Scoop batter into the cupcake liners until about 2/3rd full.
  • Place in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool.
  • Pipe icing onto the cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Expert Tips

  • Add a cookie: Replace the cinnamon stick with snickerdoodle cookies or sugar cookies.
  • Make a twist on this snickerdoodle recipe: Use chocolate chips or white chocolate shavings.
  • Short cut tip: Use a store bought cream cheese frosting.
  • Variation tip: Add some cinnamon chips for even more flavor.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Make with low calorie or gluten-free ingredients.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg

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7 thoughts on “Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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  2. 5 stars
    So yummy! This delicate little bite is perfect with my hot chocolate or coffee… or diet coke or milk or… maybe anything! 🙂

    Reply

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