My husband is the complete opposite of me when it comes to birthdays. For every single birthday I celebrate, I choose to go to dinner at the same restaurant. I also choose the same exact birthday cake (chocolate cake with white frosting). Jeff chooses a different restaurant every year, and, you guessed it – a different birthday dessert each year as well.
I won’t lie – sifting crunchy cereal to make the frosting was among the most absurd (and messiest) kitchen tasks I’ve ever had to do. But in the end? Totally worth it. These cupcakes were so freaking good. Even those at the birthday celebration who aren’t obsessed with kid’s cereals (pretty much every other attendee besides Jeff) loved these cupcakes.
Because the base is a boxed vanilla cake mix (no shame!), the cake is super light and fluffy, with a ton of cinnamon flavor. The frosting adds the cereal flavor, but doesn’t overwhelm the cake. If you’re familiar with Snickerdoodle cookies, these are kind of like the cupcake version of those. I’m kind of sad knowing that Jeff won’t ask for these again next year – he’ll want something new!
Hi, I’m Lori! I’m a Detroit-area culinary school graduate, food photographer, recipe developer and english muffin fanatic. This blog is where I post simple, yet special, original recipes for the "home chef" in all of us.