Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Pecans

Blogger Paula Jones from Bell'alimento shares a favorite recipe for Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes showing that Cinnamon Rolls are not just for breakfast anymore. Now you can enjoy your favorite treat, in cupcake form, any time of day.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

Reynolds™ Baking Cups
2
tablespoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2
containers (12 oz each) Betty Crocker™ Whipped cream cheese frosting
1/2
cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Place Reynolds Baking Cups in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups. In small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  • 2 Make cake batter as directed on box. Fill muffin cups about 1/2 full. Spoon generous 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon sugar onto center of batter in each cup; top cinnamon sugar with the remaining batter divided evenly among cups. In each cup, swirl batter with toothpick to create a spiral effect.
  • 3 Bake about 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Place frosting in decorating bag fitted with round tip #20. Starting at outer edge of cupcakes, pipe frosting in spiral pattern, gradually elevating to a peak in center; garnish with pecans.

Expert Tips

Reynolds StayBrite Baking Cups are fashion-inspired designs that won’t fade during baking.

If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

If you do not have a decorating bag, you can use a resealable freezer or food-storage plastic bag. Simply snip a small opening at one bottom corner of the bag before piping frosting.

If you prefer, you can substitute any nut of your choice for the pecans or omit them altogether.