Red Hot Cinnamon Cupcakes
Recipe type: Cupcakes
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Serves: 16
Sweet, hot and oh-so cute, these Red Hot Cupcakes will ignite a lotta love in your Valentine!
  • 1 box white cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box
  • 1 tsp cinnamon extract
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Red Hot candies, coarsely crushed
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 tsp cinnamon extract
  • 1 (32 oz) bag powdered sugar
  • ½ cup Red Hot candies, crushed
  • Red food coloring
  • Sprinkles, if you'd like
  • Cinnamon Lips gummies, optional
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with about 16 paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Once the batter has come together, stir in the extracts and Red Hot candies until combined.
  3. Portion the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling about ¾" full. Bake for approx. 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out mostly clean; cool the cupcakes completely.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and extract together until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy. Add in the food coloring. Taste-test the frosting mixture to make sure the cinnamon flavor is strong enough -- if not, add a little more. Fold the Red Hot candies into the frosting.
  5. Fill a piping bag with a large round tip (I like Atecco 807) with the frosting and pipe high onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with Valentine's sprinkles, and if you'd like, the Cinnamon Lips gummies. Store leftover cupcakes airtight in the fridge for a couple of days.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at