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Cinnamon Streusel Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

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Cinnamon Streusel Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting- Cinnamon lovers unite! Cinnamon cupcakes topped with a crunchy streusel and a dreamy cinnamon buttercream frosting.

Cinnamon Streusel Cupcakes- Big Green House
Cinnamon Streusel Cupcakes- Big Green House

Let’s jump right into these amazing cupcakes!

Your Ingredients List:

  • Flour + Baking powder + Salt + Ground cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Milk
  • Powdered sugar
  • Butter flavor shortening

Ingredients Notes

Butter →You will need it for all three parts of this recipe:

  • The Cupcake Batter: Make sure it’s softened
  • The Streusel: Make sure it’s cold.
  • The Frosting: Like the cupcake batter, it needs to be softened


Dairy or a non dairy ( ex: almond, cashew milk) can both be used.

Butter Flavored Shortening

I like to use Crisco butter flavored baking sticks in my frosting. Just a few tablespoons give the frosting a really creamy texture. Regular shortening will also work.

How to Make Streusel

  • First, mix together the dry ingredients ( flour, brown sugar and ground cinnamon).
  • Then, cut the cold butter into the mixture. You can use a pastry cutter, two knives, a fork, or pulse the mixture a few times in your food processor. Need some help? How to Cut Butter into Flour.
  • The object is to get the mixture to resemble about pea-size crumb mixture.
  • You can make this any time before baking the cupcakes, just keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready for it.
  • After you top the cupcake ( before baking) with the streusel, you will probably have some leftover. You can either garnish the frosting with some ( as seen in the photos) or simply keep the leftovers in a covered container in your refrigerator for future use.

✘ ✘ Don’t Forget! Over mixing your batter can give you dense cupcakes. Simply mix until there are no dry spots left in the batter.

Cinnamon Streusel Cupcakes- Big Green House

More Cinnamon to Enjoy:

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Yield: 12 cupcakes

Cinnamon Streusel Cupcakes

Cinnamon Streusel Cupcakes- Big Green House

Cinnamon Streusel Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting- Cinnamon lovers unite! Cinnamon cupcakes topped with a crunchy streusel and a dreamy cinnamon buttercream frosting.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 38 minutes



  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick ) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, cold 


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 TBSP butter flavored shortening
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 TBSP milk or cream


  1. In a bowl, mix flour, brown sugar and cinnamon for streusel. With a pastry butter, two knives or in a food processor, cut in cold butter. Continue until mixture is crumb like. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 count muffin pan or line with cupcake papers.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add in eggs, vanilla and milk. Beat until combined.
  5. Add in flour mixture and mix just until combined and no dry spots are left in the batter. Do no over mix.
  6. Divide batter evenly into pan. Top with with streusel and press down lightly. You may not use all the streusel. Keep leftovers for garnish.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely before frosting.
  8. Make Frosting: Beat butter and shortening until creamy. Add in vanilla and ground cinnamon. Mix to combine. Gradually, add in powdered sugar and milk. Beat until creamy and desired consistency is reached..
  9. Frost on cooled cupcakes and top with leftover streusel.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 1gSugar: 42gProtein: 4g

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  1. Cherryl Ehlenburg says:

    These sound and look delicious! Pinned.

  2. Patti @ Pandora's Box says:

    Yum…I am tempted to try these – thx! I have to say I was very distracted by all of your ads and pop-ups!

    1. Thanks Patti..I’ll keep that in mind 🙂

  3. Cindy Mom the Lunch Lady says:

    Oh my goodness, do these ever look good! Your cupcakes are so moist and fluffy and that buttercream looks devine!!! Stopping in from Your Whims Wednesday, because these caught my eye 🙂

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