Cinnamon Cupcakes

Cinnamon Vanilla Cupcakes

The cupcakes are perfect with an afternoon cup of tea.

Brew yourself an afternoon cup of tea and enjoy a Cinammon Vanilla Cupcake. 

Makes 16

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15 mins.


15-20 mins.


10 mins.


Cupcake Ingredients

Icing Ingredients





  • 195g plain flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3tsp. Ralahami ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt

In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together and set the bowl aside. 


  • 210g caster sugar
  • 85g unsalted butter
  • 30ml rapseed oil (or use vegetable oil)

In a standing/hand mixer, at medium speed whisk together the sugar, butter and oil, till the sugar is mixed well.


  • 2 eggs

Stop whisking and see that the sugar is dissolved and the ingredients are combined well. 

Add the eggs one at a time and continue whisking at medium speed. 


  • dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt)
  • 180ml milk

Alternatively add a couple of spoonfuls of the dry ingredients and whisk on low speed. 

As the dry ingredients begin to get mixed, add a cup of milk (60ml).


Repeat step 4, ensuring that the dry ingredients are mixed well. 


Line the cupcake tray with the cupcake liners.


Preheat the oven to 170°C (150 Fan oven).


Add a tabelspoon of the cake batter.
*Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of the batter if you like.


Bake the cupcakes for 15-18 minutes or until light brown in colour or when a cake tester (or toothpick) is inserted it comes out clean. 

If it comes out wet, the cake will need to be baked for a couple more minutes/ 


Take the caupcakes out of the oven and place them on a cooling rack to cool. 

Prepare the frosting. 


  • 285g unsalted butter
  • 575g icing sugar

To make the frosting: beat the butter until smooth and slowly add the icing sugar and mix until combined.


  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. milk

Add the ground cinnamon, vanilla and milk and mix until well combimed. 


Spoon or pipe the frosting to the cupcakes.

To finish off sprinkle a little Ralahami ground cinnamon on top of the frosting. 

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