Saturday, February 15, 2014

cinnamon toast crunch frosting

I made yummy frosting this morning! The cinnamon flavored cupcake itself was just meh, but the cinnamon toast crunch frosting was really, really good!

The original recipe called for 1 3/4 cups of crushed cereal, but since Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of the kid's favorite, so of course, there was only a tiny bit left. Once powdered in the blender, I was able to get about 3/4 cups of crushed cereal.

The frosting had some texture to it, from the the brown sugar and the crushed cereal, so I just plopped it on the cupcake instead of piping it prettily, afraid that the crushed cereal would clog up the piping tip.

I thought it was a really nice change from boring old vanilla frosting. Now just need to find a cupcake recipe to match this frosting!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Frosting
recipe adapted from: BS' in the Kitchen

1 1/2 cups butter (room temperature)
4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Wilton butter flavouring
2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
4 tbsp brown sugar
4-5 cups icing sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup cinnamon toast crunch cereal crumbs (run through a foodprocessor)
Whipping cream to lighten the texture if necessary

Whip the butter with the vanilla, butter flavouring, sweetened condensed milk and brown sugar. When the mixture is creamy, add the icing sugar and cinnamon. Whip until fluffy, then add the powdered cereal. Continue whipping the frosting, adding whipping cream as needed, until desired consistency is obtained.

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