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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
This Cinnamon Streusel Cupcake Recipe is sponsored by Hey Shuga! sugar cane syrup but all opinion expressed are my own.
My kids are huge fans of dessert and one of their all time favorite sweets is cupcakes. What kid doesn't like cupcakes, right? Well, my big thing against cupcakes is the frosting. Not only do I think most frosting is sickeningly sweet, but I am also horrible at the actual frosting of the cupcake. No matter how hard I try, I end up with crumbs in it with bits of frosting just about everywhere. So, when I stumbled across a cupcake recipe that had no frosting on it, I decided to play around with it and see how it turned out. If you are looking for a cupcake recipe that is a little bit more 'grown up' than most, this might be a good option.
This cupcake recipe is incredibly easy to make and comes out very light and sweet. It uses Hey Shuga! sugar cane syrup and brown sugar as the sweeteners, which along with the cinnamon give it a nice, dark color. If you have never used sugar cane syrup, it is a great sweetener to keep in the house. I use it in iced tea a lot because I hate trying to get granulated sugar to dissolve in a cold cup of tea. Hey Shuga! needs no dissolving so it adds sweetness fast. I also use it a lot in homemade oatmeal. I hate buying those preflavored packets at the grocery store. Some Hey Shuga! and some cinnamon and raisins and I have a nice, filling breakfast without the artificial garbage in the prepackaged ones.
Hey Shuga! is a natural syrup made using a natural enzymatic process similar to the one that bees use to naturally produce honey. Their sugar cane is GMO free and the resulting syrup is all natural with no artificial anything. It's gluten free and vegan. You can also get Lil Shuga! which is a natural blend of Stevia leaf extract and cane syrup so it is still all natural but with fewer calories. They are both certified organic. You can replace a lot of the sugar in a baked good recipe with Hey Shuga! as long as you reduce the amount of liquid a little bit. These cupcakes were delicious and if you want the chance to win some Hey Shuga! for yourself, keep reading for the giveaway!
Cinnamon Streusel Cupcake Recipe
Hey Shuga! would like to provide one of my readers with some of their organic cane syrup to try out for themselves. Maybe you could come up with a creative cupcake recipe for yourself! This is a Giveaway Tools contest so follow the directions in the form to enter.
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.