Not sure if you’ve heard, but cinnamon is the new black. Around a month ago, some researchers from UC Santa Barbara published a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease that basically says that cinnamon prevents Alzheimer’s disease. My friend and world renowned (or maybe just in North America) nutritionist, Kimmy Murphy, tells me that cinnamon also helps to regulate blood sugar. So, it was no surprise when I asked Jenn what kind of cupcakes I should make Emily for her birthday, and her response was to ask me if I had any recipes that had cinnamon in them.
I do happen to have a snickerdoodle cupcake recipe that I invented for Whitney’s birthday, but a girl can only have so many chocolate-less desserts in her lifetime, so my goal for Emily’s birthday this year was to make a chocolate-snickerdoodle-hybrid cupcake.
When a chocolate cupcake and a snickerdoodle cupcake get married and have babies, they basically consist of this. A chocolate cupcake with cinnamon added to the recipe. Topped with a layer of chocolate ganache.
Topped with icing.
Sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
Here’s the super-cute birthday girl enjoying her cupcake.
And me and Jen trying not to eat all of the rest of them.