09. 10. 2012

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Somebody call 9-1-1, this cupcake is fire burnin’ in your mouth!

Noooo, you silly human, I did not just reference the Sean Kingston song “Fire Burning” from 2009! LOL or something!

If you are one of those people who love Atomic Fireballs and eat them frequently, these cupcakes aren’t going to be very hot to you. They’ll taste maybe more like the middle, sweeter center of the fireball.

For those of you who are like, “OMMMMMMGGGGG I cannot eat hot candy GET THESE CINNAMON IMPERIALS away from me!” you probably will not like these cupcakes because they do pack a little heat.

So I guess this recipe is really for those who enjoy Atomic Fireballs occasionally. The casual consumer. Better yet, tell someone these are strawberry cupcakes and watch their eyes water and their throat constrict as they try to cough out the cinnamon! LOL or something!

Atomic Fireball Cupcakes
makes 12

1/2 cup water
10 atomic fireballs, unwrapped
1-1/2 cup flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs

1. In a small bowl, combine water and atomic fireballs. Let soak for at least a half hour. Water will have turned bright red. Remove the fireballs and discard.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups.

3. In another small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

4. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add half of the flour mixture, followed by the fireball mixture. Now stir in the remaining flour mixture, mixing until just combined.

5. Fill baking cups 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cinnamon Candy Buttercream

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp imitation cinnamon (brand I used is shown above)
1-2 drops of red food gel

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar. Add imitation cinnamon. Stir in red food gel until desired color is reached.*

*If the buttercream is too dry, normally I would suggest adding a tablespoon of milk, one at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. However, I have found that milk counteracts with the imitation cinnamon, so you might add a tablespoon or two of water instead just to be safe.

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9 responses to “Atomic Fireball Cupcakes”

  1. Erin says:

    I’m pretty excited to make these. Where did you find the imitation cinnamon extract? I’m looking on Amazon and I’m not sure they have the right “cinnamon” flavor I’m looking for.

    • Cybidon says:

      I found mine just at my local grocery store. It was shelved with several other “imitation extracts” if that helps you any.

  2. Stef says:

    I was just thinking about making Atomic Fireball cupcakes. So funny, to Google and find that you posted about them just a couple of days ago. Yours look fabulous! In fact, I’m loving your whole blog. Great stuff!

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  4. Burke Lizzie says:

    For the cupcakes themselves could I possibly change out the fireballs for lemon heads? I had an idea for making some of each and making an arrangement for my friends party.

  5. […] Atomic Fireball Cupcakes: Yes. Yes, they did. Yes, they put an Atomic Fireball candy on top of the cupcake like a cherry, and YES, it is the cutest, cleverest thing you’ve ever seen. Seriously, thank goodness for the Internet, because I would never think of these things on my own! And that Atomic Fireball on top is not the only Atomic Fireball in the recipe. These spicy cinnamon cupcakes include Fireball-infused water for extra kick. (note: extra points given for the hilarious writing) […]

  6. Ilovecupcakes says:

    I could just make more of the fireball water in place of the imitation cinnamon correct?

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