Churro Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Churro Cupcake with Salted Caramel Frosting

There seems to be a standing order when going to Fall Festivals and that my sweets, is devouring a Cinnamon Churro!  Today, I’m bringing things closer to home with these Churro Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting! They are easy to make and will get you in the Fall mood for sure!

When I think of a Cinnamon Churro, a Caramel Dip comes to mind.  The use of a simple caramel drizzle seals the deal on these babies and you can use either a homemade caramel or a store bought one if you prefer.  In making these today, I went with store bought.  Whichever you decide to use, it’s a crazy delicious cupcake nonetheless!

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I made these cupcakes last year and they were so stinkin’ good!!  But as with the way things seem to go sometimes, I forgot to take pictures of them.  This time I made sure to get some snaps in…just for you!


Churro Cupcake with Salted Caramel Frosting


If you have a favorite Churro recipe to make them at home, by all means do it.  I cheated and bought these Pillsbury Cinnamon Churro Bites at my local Sam’s Club.  They are super easy to make and bake in under 7 minutes!  Plus, they come with a cinnamon sugar packet to make it even easier!


Churro Cupcakes


Each Churro is approximately 2.5″ so I ended up cutting them in half for each cupcake and then took it a step further by first, drizzling some Hershey’s Caramel Topping over each and then sprinkling a scant amount of cinnamon sugar on top.  The crunch of the Churro plus the caramel-ly goodness just hits the spot!


Churro Cupcake with Salted Caramel Frosting


If you’re looking to feed a nice crowd, this recipe makes approximately 3 dozen cupcakes! Yeah, it’ll feed your party!  Just a side note on the Salted Caramel Frosting, if you like to pile it high, like I did on these, then it’d be safe to make a double batch of it.

Annnnd, by way of reminder, the cupcake liners I use are these found here.  They are made out of parchment paper which means, they will peel away leaving the cupcake behind for you to enjoy!


Churro Cupcake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes

Cinnamon Churro Cupcakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 Cupcakes
Author: Cori
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix, Duncan Hines
  • 1 cup Flour, all purpose
  • 1 cup Sugar, granulated
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon Dolce Liquid Coffee Creamer
  1. Prepare cupcake pan with liners and preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).  

  2. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, vanilla, oil, water and creamer.  Mix until well combined.

  4. Slowly begin adding the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Stop and scrape bowl.  Continue mixing until lumps are no longer visible, approximately 2-3 minutes. 

  5. Fill liners 2/3 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

  6. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.  Let cool completely before frosting.

 Salted Caramel Frosting

Cinnamon Buttercream

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Cori
  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter, room temp
  • 3 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Salted Caramel Liquid Coffee Creamer
  • 1 pinch Salt
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter, cinnamon and salt until smooth.

  2. Add vanilla and slowly begin adding the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, stopping to scrape bowl after each addition.

  3. With the mixer on low speed, slowly begin adding creamer. Start with 1 tbsp and if it's still too thick, add a little more at a time until desired consistency is obtained.

21 responses to “Churro Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting”

  1. Oh my lord this looks amazing. Who doesn’t love churros?! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Bianca says:

    These churro cupcakes look to-die-for! I’m definitely going to make them this weekend.

  3. Carolann says:

    I was just saying yesterday that I wanted to make some cupcakes and wow, when I saw these I knew they were the one! They look so darn good!

  4. thatssodarling says:

    This literally made my mouth water! It looks so delicious!


  5. Joleen says:

    OMG these sound so good I am drooling!!

  6. emsry14 says:

    Oh my gosh my mouth is watering! I NEED these in my life! I keep telling myself that as soon as I have this baby I have to go back to having less “cheat” meals so I’m going to have to get these made asap!

  7. Sounds tasty, but may be a tad too sweet for my tastes. Cool recipe though!

  8. Why have I never seen these Pillsbury churro bites before? For real!! Those look soooo delicous, especially as the topper to those incredible looking cupcakes.

    • Cori says:

      Awww, thank you! I actually stumbled upon them while shopping at my Sam’s Club but until then, I had never seen them before either. I knew exactly what would become of them immediately…it was destiny lol 😉

  9. Mandy Allen says:

    I had my first churro when I was in the US last year. It was very good for sure!

  10. I shouldn’t even be looking at these right now! Lol. These looks super yummy. The frosting is calling my name!

  11. Cristine says:

    Such a divine idea. The flavor combination sounds perfect. Can’t wait to make them.

    • Cori says:

      Thank you, Cristine for the kind words. The flavor combo pairs really nice and I hope you do get to try them out one of these day! Thank you for stopping by 😉

  12. These churro cupcakes look sinfully divine!

  13. Jen S says:

    Churros are one of my favorite desserts ever! Putting it incupcake form seems like the BEST idea ever. I’ll definitely be making these.

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