Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

I am determined to perfect my cupcake making, so to surprise my boyfriend when he got in from work on Friday I had decided to make Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting. The main inspiration behind these flavours was my excitement at my recent purchases of a vanilla pod and cinnamon, it is also starting to get cold and these flavours remind me of the winter time. Here is my recipe:


  • 100g of Plain Flour
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 100g of Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Vanilla Pod
  • 2tsp of Cinnamon Powder
  • 100g of Icing Sugar
Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Prepare your bun tin with your paper cake cases for later
  3. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt together
  4. Then add the butter and mix until crumbly
  5. Add the 2 eggs and whisk untill smooth
  6. Finally add the vanilla extract and seeds from the vanilla pod and mix in thoroughly
  7. Pour the mixture evenly into the cake cases
  8. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes
  9. Once cooked allow to cool thoroughly
  10. Once cool cream the rest of the butter and icing sugar together then add the cinnamon and stir in thoroughly
  11. Then use to decorate the top of the cupcakes, either by hand with a palette knife or use an icing bag

The came out really great, although I am still waiting for my icing kit and my hand frosting leave much to be desired! I was surprised that the cupcakes did not have a strong vanilla flavour however I think that it may have been overpowered by the frosting, but I cannot complain as it was delicious! Now that I have made Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting what is next on my cupcake flavour experiment…


3 Comments Add yours

  1. sounds amazing, will try out (:

    1. Make sure you let me know how it goes 🙂

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