Cheesecake Churro Cupcakes

on April 28, 2017

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with these decadent Cheesecake Churro Cupcakes! Filled with cheesecake filling and topped with cream cheese frosting and a cinnamon sprinkle!

This post may contain affiliate links, that means I make a few pennies if you purchase through my links….but the price for you stays the same!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these decadent Cheesecake Churro Cupcakes! Filled with cheesecake filling and topped with cream cheese frosting and a cinnamon sprinkle! | Cinco de Mayo | Cinnamon cupcakes | Fiesta cupcakes - Do It Your Freaking Self

Let me start this story by saying that my room mate and I once took a midnight Churro run and it was the best decision we ever made. There’s a place down the street from our apartment that makes them fresh and fills them. You can even get a churro ice cream sandwich!

I’m a little obsessed with Churros, so if you thought you were the only one – Fear not! You’re not alone! On my first trip to Disneyland (I was 27 thank you!) I ate way more than I’m comfortable with admitting. There is just something to be said for that crispy outside, gooey inside and a hefty sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. And well, I wasn’t on any type of diet so I pretty much ate my way through Disneyland and all of my happy feelings. It was amazing! These cupcakes? Well they’re kind of my homage to those wonderfully delicious tubes of yum. The cream cheese icing? It pairs perfectly with the cupcakes since it’s not too sweet and compliments the cinnamon sugar!

Cheesecake Churro Cupcakes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these decadent Cheesecake Churro Cupcakes! Filled with cheesecake filling and topped with cream cheese frosting and a cinnamon sprinkle! | Cinco de Mayo | Cinnamon cupcakes | Fiesta cupcakes - Do It Your Freaking Self

Ingredients:
1 box white cake mix
2 tbl Cinnamon
3 Eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup sour cream

Filling:
1 box cheesecake pudding
1 1/2 cup milk

Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese (room temp)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp milk
2 tbl cinnamon sugar

Make the cake!
Yep. Just stick all of the cake ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined then mix for another 30 seconds on low. If you’re hand mixing, beat for about 2 minutes. Fill baking cups about 2/3 full and bake according to package directions.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these decadent Cheesecake Churro Cupcakes! Filled with cheesecake filling and topped with cream cheese frosting and a cinnamon sprinkle! | Cinco de Mayo | Cinnamon cupcakes | Fiesta cupcakes - Do It Your Freaking Self

Make the filling
If you don’t tell people it’s pudding, they won’t know. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
But seriously you guys, making “fancy” cupcakes when you don’t have a lot of time can be really easy with the right descriptors and flavors. So make the pudding and chill for 20 minutes. I make mine in a ziploc bag and just squish it around until it’s mixed up. That way I can put it in the fridge and also use it as a piping bag.

Fill the cupcakes:
Grab a 1M wilton tip or a cupcake corer or anything with a wide base. Core the cupcakes by placing the widest part of the icing tip into the cupcake by gently twisting back and forth until you reach the desired depth. Remove the center and keep the very top for later.

Fill the cupcakes with the filling by cutting of the edge of your pudding bag and using it to fill the hole you created. Top with the top of the core you cut out.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these decadent Cheesecake Churro Cupcakes! Filled with cheesecake filling and topped with cream cheese frosting and a cinnamon sprinkle! | Cinco de Mayo | Cinnamon cupcakes | Fiesta cupcakes - Do It Your Freaking Self

Make the frosting:
Beat the butter and cream cheese until incorporated. Slowly add the powdered sugar. About half way through, add your vanilla and milk. Mix until you get the desired texture. If it’s too thick add more milk.

Ice the cupcakes:
For this, you can use any number of icing tips. I happened to use a heavy duty freezer bag and cut the end off. This is a great hack for piped icing if you don’t have any bags or icing tips at your disposal.
Swirl the icing around the top of the cheesecake churro cupcakes and Voila!

Top with a fiesta fringe cupcake topper and impress your friends, family and coworkers with your baking prowess! FIESTA TIME!!!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these decadent Cheesecake Churro Cupcakes! Filled with cheesecake filling and topped with cream cheese frosting and a cinnamon sprinkle! | Cinco de Mayo | Cinnamon cupcakes | Fiesta cupcakes - Do It Your Freaking Self

Add some fun flare to your Cinco De Mayo or Pinata party with these fun Fringe Cupcake Toppers! They also double as drink stirrers for a bright and colorful addition to your drinks! | Cinco de Mayo | Pinata | Party Decor | Do It Your Freaking Self
Spruce up your kitchen or give a useful gift with a bright and colorful reusable crochet dishcloth! A great project for beginner to intermediate skills.

16 Comments

  • Reply Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

    I love churros!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!

    April 30, 2017 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Mother of 3

    Those sound amazing! Pinned!!

    May 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Bethany @ 4SonsPlus1

    Those look so good! Can’t wait to try the recipe!

    May 2, 2017 at 4:43 am
  • Reply Cindy Richter

    Holy Moly these sound good. Most importantly (for me) they sound easy! And perfect for Cinco de Mayo! Found you on the Thirty Thursday Linky party btw. Started following you. Now off to check out your Pinterest!

    May 4, 2017 at 9:35 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      Thanks for stopping by! Easy is probably my favorite word when it comes to cooking haha!

      May 5, 2017 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Lori Hill-Smith

    Oh! These sound delicious!! I’m going to have to make some.

    May 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Roseann Hampton

    These look delicious and I love that they start with a cake mix!

    May 5, 2017 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook

    These sound extremely delicious! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party.

    May 6, 2017 at 12:52 am
  • Reply Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe at the What’s for Dinner link up last week!! You were featured this week – be sure to stop on over and get your “I was Featured” button!! And share some more of your great recipes!

    May 7, 2017 at 4:47 am
  • Reply Sarah

    This fellow Churro lover has only one thing to say: YUMM! On my to-bake list for sure! 😀

    May 8, 2017 at 3:38 am
  • Reply Theresa @DearCreatives

    Oh so yummy!
    Pinned & sharing Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

    May 11, 2017 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Mexican Dessert Recipes - Sugar and Spice Link Party #157 - Sugar, Spice and Family Life

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    May 12, 2017 at 5:03 am
  • Reply Miz Helen

    Congratulations!
    Hope you have enjoyed your new Red Plate and your feature at Full Plate Thursday this week. We pinned your post to our features board and thanks so much for sharing it with us!
    Miz Helen

    May 16, 2017 at 7:57 am
  • Reply Michelle Johnson

    Hi, these look amazing! Someone asked me to make these for a birthday party, but I cannot find the baking instructions, as in bake time and oven temperature. Am I missing where that’s at?

    May 19, 2019 at 9:47 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      Hi Michelle! You would bake these however your box of cake mix instructs.

      May 19, 2019 at 10:30 am
      • Reply Michelle

        Thanks for your quick response. I looked again and see where you typed that 😆

        May 19, 2019 at 11:53 am

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