Recipe Monday Night: Coffee Cake Cupcakes.

09 Jan

Whoops, I did it again.

I totally missed Recipe Sunday. In the midst of all the Pixie Cake commotion and promotion, I completely forgot about the importance of sharing. It’s never too late to share, though, so, a full 24 hours later, I give you Recipe Sunday/Monday Night’s feature: Coffee Cake Cupcakes.

These cupcakes are one of my signature creations: a coffee cake base, topped with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with streusel. And who doesn’t love streusel?

a little streusel goes a long way.

Coffee Cake Cupcakes.

What you’ll need:

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 egg

3 tsp oil

3 tsp baking powder

1 cup AP flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup milk

What you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Mix sugar, egg, and oil. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add to egg mixture alternately with milk. Line a muffin tin with paper liners, and fill each about 1/2 way. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Makes about 18 cupcakes.

Cream Cheese Frosting.

What you’ll need:

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese (room temp)

1/2 cup butter (softened)

2 cups sifted confectioners sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

What you’ll do:

In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla. Stir in confectioners sugar, one cup at a time, mixing well between each.

Streusel Topping:

What you’ll need:

1/2 cup AP flour

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup butter (softened)

What you’ll do:

In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and butter, mixing until crumbly. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper, and spread crumbs out across tray. Bake for 5 minutes at 350, then check for crispiness – I don’t like mine too crispy so I don’t let it go much longer than this, however it’s a matter of preference. Let cool, and sprinkle on top of iced cupcakes.


Posted by on January 9, 2012 in cupcakes, Recipe Sunday, recipes


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3 responses to “Recipe Monday Night: Coffee Cake Cupcakes.

  1. Ruby

    January 16, 2012 at 10:50 am

    These look incredible! And they combine my three favorite parts of cupcakes, coffee, cream cheese and streusel! I’ll be whipping these up soon! Thanks for the inspiration to bake.

    • smallindulgences

      January 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

      thanks so much!! and you’re very welcome – I love spreading the baking love and inspiring others to as well. let me know how they turn out!! :)


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