Churro Cupcakes Recipe

| June 5, 2019 | 16 Comments

Churro Cupcakes

National Churro Day is celebrated on June 6! Why not make a tasty treat for your family with these Churro Cupcakes! This recipe calls for store brought churros as a topper, but you can definitely make them yourself too!

Churro Cupcakes Recipe
Churro Cupcakes

For Canadians, churros are a delicious dessert or snack served with a caramel or chocolate sauce, or a mix of both. You will notice that the surface of a churro is ridged due to having been piped from a churrera, a syringe-like tool with a star shaped nozzle. Churros are fried until they become crunchy and taste so good if sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, just like the Canadian Fried Dough Pastry! In other parts of the world, such as Spain and Latin America, churros are eaten for breakfast at many cafés or sold by street vendors.

Churro Cupcakes Recipe

Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
Churro Cupcakes Recipe
Churro Cupcakes

Toppings for cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Cupcake directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
  • In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed
  • Add egg and mix until fully incorporated
  • Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture
  • Add in flour, a little at a time.
  • Add in the sour cream
  • Spoon batter about 1/2 full.
  • Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the centre of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.
Churro Cupcakes Recipe
Churro Cupcakes Recipe

Frosting ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 cup powder sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream 
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Frosting directions

  • Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix on low speed until combined and stiff peaks form
  • Scoop frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  • Melt the 1 cup of butter and set aside
  • Add the sugar and 2 tbsp of cinnamon into another bowl and mix
  • Dip the top of the cupcakes into the melted butter and then dip it into the cinnamon sugar mix
  • Frost the cupcakes with the cinnamon frosting and top with a churro.
  • Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed my Churro Cupcakes Recipe as much as my family and myself did! If you make it, please share your cupcakes with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other Recipes!

Churro Cupcakes Recipe
Churro Cupcakes

 

Churro Cupcakes Recipe
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Mexican
Keyword: churro, cupcakes
Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Toppings for cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 cup powder sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Cupcake directions

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
  3. In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed
  4. Add egg and mix until fully incorporated
  5. Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  6. Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture
  7. Add in flour, a little at a time.
  8. Add in the sour cream
  9. Spoon batter about 1/2 full.
  10. Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the centre of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.
  11. Frosting directions

  12. Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix on low speed until combined and stiff peaks form
  13. Scoop frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  14. melt the 1 cup of butter and set aside
  15. add the sugar and 2 tbsp of cinnamon into another bowl and mix
  16. Dip the top of the cupcakes into the melted butter and then dip it into the cinnamon sugar mix
  17. frost the cupcakes with the cinnamon frosting and top with a churro.
  18. Enjoy

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Category: Desserts, Food, Recipes, Snacks

About the Author ()

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

Comments (16)

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  1. JoKing says:

    OMG these sound AMAZING!

  2. Erin N says:

    Oh my goodness! These look spectacular!

  3. micheline says:

    These look really good, but not sure where I’ve been hiding as this is the first time I’ve heard of National Churro Day or Churro for that matter.

  4. Emily says:

    What a yummy treat! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. lyndac1968 says:

    Those look very tasty, I have never ever tried a churro, they sound absolutely delicious though!

  6. Carole D says:

    These look so delicious I have never had Churro!

  7. krisha4444 says:

    I actually have never had churros before ! these look delish

  8. Sarah says:

    Ooo churros are so yummy!!! These look so good.

  9. twinglemommy says:

    I have never had a Churro but they sure look delicious!

  10. Calvin says:

    Great idea, I never had churros before actually, so it’ll be so many first tries

  11. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    Thanks I have never made these before but they look very tasty

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Love the sound of these cupcakes and I love churros so these would be delicious I’m sure.

  13. Shirley O says:

    I have never had Churro before. These look so delicious I will have to give this recipe a try.

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