Churro Cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo

Churro cupcakes are a must for celebrating Cinco de Mayo (or any day really). And they are super easy! You can make them with just a box cake mix, store bought frosting, and a few other simple ingredients. And the added bonus… these churro cupcakes are a great way to get the churro flavors without needing to deep fry and use any messy, hot oil.

churro cupcakes for cinco de mayo

To make these churro cupcakes, follow the ingredients and directions below.

Churro Cupcakes: Ingredients


  • 1 cinnamon cake box mix + ingredients listed on the box

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon


  • 1 tub vanilla (or cream cheese) frosting
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (optional)

Churro Cupcakes: Directions


Make cake mix according to the directions on the box. Let the cupcakes cool completely.

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

Coat your cupcake tops with the cinnamon sugar mix by first melting the butter in a small bowl in the microwave. In another small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Dip a cupcake face down into the butter, and then roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture. This should coat your cupcake top nicely. Coat all of your cupcakes like this.

churro cupcakes cinnamon sugar coating


To make the frosting, mix a teaspoon of cinnamon into the vanilla (or cream cheese) frosting. If you want a thicker frosting mix in the powdered sugar too until you get your desired consistency. Using a piping bag + tip, put a big swirl of your frosting on top of each cupcake.

churro cupcakes frosting


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These churro cupcakes make the perfect dessert for a Cinco de Mayo menu and party! Click here for other Cinco de Mayo food and decoration ideas. Or for a recipe for pink lemonade virgin margaritas click here. Below is an image of this churro cupcake recipe so you can share it with yourself, family, or friends!

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4 thoughts on “Churro Cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo

    1. Churros are the best! I don’t like the mess of having to deep fry though so these are a good alternative for me 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy them!

    1. Hi Amber! I wouldn’t use a spice cake mix… I think that would incorporate other flavors that you don’t want in your churro cupcakes. If you don’t have a cinnamon box mix, I would just add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to a regular vanilla cake mix batter. Hope this helps!

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