Cinnamon Swirl Frosting

To pair with the last blog post of Snickerdoodle Cupcakes I will be making a cinnamon swirl frosting. I can already hear the cavities a calling.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3-4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

Step 1: In a large bowl, cream the softened butter until smooth and creamy.

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Step 2: While mixing add in the sugar, heavy cream, salt, and vanilla extract.


Step 3: Increase speed to high and mix for 3 minutes.


Step 4: (Optional: Add more sugar if frosting is too thing or heavy cream if the frosting is too thick)

Step 5: Transfer 1/2 of the frosting to a small bowl; set aside.


Step 6: Add the ground cinnamon to the large bowl mixture and beat to combine for 30 seconds.

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Step 7: Spoon the cinnamon frosting into one side of a piping bag and fill the other half with the vanilla frosting.


Step 8: Pipe on to cupcakes as desired.


Step 9: Garnish with a mini snickerdoodle cookie.