When Fall rolls around, I love everything 'pumpkin' and 'spice'. I wanted to make some cupcakes and was going to resort to spiced cupcakes, but decided to add a 'Fall" twist with frosting instead. We ended up with chocolate cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting….perfectly chocolate with just a hint of spice!
When I make cupcakes, I usually use a box mix-just being honest. I love the texture and you can't beat the ease of adding a handful of ingredients and turning on the mixer! I almost always have cream cheese on hand, so these little babies took no time at all! Below is the recipe, if you can even call it that…..Enjoy!!
Chocolate Fudge cake mix-prepare cupcakes per box instructions.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting-
8 oz. package of cream cheese, room temp.
1/4 cup of unsalted butter, room temp.
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. of vanilla
2-3 cups of powered sugar, depending on desired consistency.
With a hand held, or stand mixer, mix cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Garnish with dried cranberries or anything else that sounds good!