Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon Spice Frosting
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
This is my super soft, moist and fluffy vanilla cupcake recipe with a deliciously sweet spiced frosting using cinnamon and a touch of mixed spice.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spice Cupcakes, Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Cupcakes, Vanilla Spice Cupcakes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 412 kcal
Author: Emma Burton
  • 110 g Butter, Softened (1/2 Cup)
  • 1/2 Cup Caster Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 Cups All Purpose Four
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 tsp - 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract, Depends on your personal tastes
Frosting and Filling;
  • 60 g Butter, Softened (1/4 Cup)
  • 300 g Icing Sugar
  • 2-3 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 3 Tbsp. Milk
  • 125 g Digestive Biscuits, Crushed (Graham Crackers)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a muffin tray with cupcake cases.

  2. Beat the butter and caster sugar together.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating in between each addition.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  5. Beginning and ending with the flour mixture, alternate adding the flour and milk to the butter mixture.
  6. Once it is all combined add the vanilla extract and ensure it is mixed through.

  7. Spoon in the mixture into the prepared cupcake cases and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until the cupcakes spring back to the touch.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  1. Beat the butter, cinnamon, mixed spice and milk together.
  2. Add the icing sugar in three batches.
  3. Add more icing sugar until you get the desired consistency.
  4. Reserve 1/2 a cup of frosting if you are filling these.
  5. Add the crushed biscuits to the 1/2 cup and fill the cupcakes.
  6. Place the rest of the frosting in a piping bag and pipe any design you fancy!
Recipe Notes

Tip: Use the end of a wooden spoon to press the centre of the cupcakes in to make a hole for your filling.