Spice Cake Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting by Dapur Sinolin

Spice Cake Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting by Dapur Sinolin

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Additional Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 12 -14 cupcakes


Spice Cake Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour not self-rising*
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk**
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 oz brick-style cream cheese use full fat
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons cream as needed


  1. Spice Cake Cupcakes
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line a muffin pan with muffin papers (you may need to do 2 pans).
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg & cloves.
  4. In a large bowl beat the butter and sugars until fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  5. Mix in the eggs 1 at a time, followed by the vanilla.
  6. In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and sour cream.
  7. With the electric mixer on low speed, beat in about 1/3 of the flour mixture followed by about 1/3 of the buttermilk and sour cream mixture. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Repeat the process, alternating between additions of flour and buttermilk.
  8. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each about 2/3 full.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven on the middle rack for 16-18 minutes, or until the tops feel slightly firm to the touch and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter until fluffy  (about 2 minutes).
  2. Then mix in the cream cheese until just combined.
  3. Add in the cinnamon and vanilla extract, then beat in 2 cups powdered sugar starting with the mixer on low speed.
  4. Mix in the rest of the powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time, going slowly until the desired sweetness is reached.
  5. If the frosting seems too thick, beat in 1-2 tablespoons of cream.
  6. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag, and frost. Or frost with a knife.

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