Monday, April 4, 2011

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Red velvet with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

The party was AARP themed since the birthday girl was turning 50... she took it like a champ!

Chocolate with peanut butter buttercream and chocolate peanut butter sauce

One of my favorite co-workers commissioned me to make 50 cupcakes for another awesome co-worker of ours and of course I was super excited. After talking it over we settled on three flavors:
  1. Chocolate with peanut butter buttercream and peanut butter chocolate fudge sauce
  2. Classic yellow cake with dark chocolate cream cheese frosting
  3. Red velvet with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and red velvet crumb topping
I had made all of the icing and cakes on their own and some together over the past few years but I had never used the cinnamon cream cheese frosting in the past and it was so good that I had to share it with you all. This is crazy simple, and really nothing fancy but it ads a whole new delicious layer to a red velvet cake. It's so subtle that you can't really pinpoint what it is but when you do it is such a surprise that it makes everyone smile. Try it on you next red velvet cupcake and I promise you wont be disappointed.


  • 4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temp
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (you can also use nutmeg)
  • 1 tbl heavy whipping cream (this is optional but I find it helps the frosting to be extra fluffy)
  1. Cream the butter in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Slowly add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and heavy cream mix until well combined.
  2. Add the cream cheese and beat on high for about 5 min or until the frosting is light and fluffy. Try not to over-beat.


  1. Your cupcakes are lovely. I need to ask what kind of pan you use to bake your cupcakes? Yours have such exceptionally straight sides. I've looked for such a pan but all of the muffin/cupcake pans I see have slightly slanted sides. I really like the look of the super straight sides. I've never thought to pair cinnamon cream cheese with red velvet but now that I think of it. It sounds super yummy!

  2. I am making red velvet with cinnamon cream cheese frosting this weekend. Hope mine turn out as delicious as yours probably were!

  3. Hey Heidi! I use just a regular Wilton cupcake pan, they actually have a little slant to them but if you make sure not to over-fill the cups with too much batter then the tend not to look as slanted. Here is a link:

    Good luck and thanks for your comment!



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