Cinnamon Hard Candy Cupcakes

Learn how to make these traditional Christmas time, cinnamon infused hard candy treats! They’re even better when they’re sitting on top of decadent chocolate cinnamon cupcakes!

Ingredients

Cinnamon Hard Candy

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp red food colouring
  • 1 tsp cinnamon oil add another
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon oil for extra spicy
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Frosting

  • 250g (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g (1 cup) icing (confectioners) sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder

Cupcakes

  • 175 g (1 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 225 g (1 1/4 cups) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 50 g (13/4 oz) cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 175 g (6 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 175 ml (6 fl oz) full-cream (whole) milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Steps

  1. Add sugar corn syrup and water into a saucepan on medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil. Allow it to boil until it goes light golden in colour.
  2. Take off the heat and add cinnamon oil and red food dye. Carefully stir until well combined.

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