Graham Cracker Snickerdoodle Cupcakes (Easy Dessert Recipe)

My moms layered Graham Cracker Snickerdoodle Cupcakes using a box of yellow cake mix is so easy to make and everyone at the party will be obsessed and ask for the recipe!

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Duncan Hines cream vanilla Frosting

For the past 10 years my mom has been making this Graham cracker snickerdoodle recipe for every birthday party, backyard bbq, 4th of July parties, etc. The snickerdoodle yellow cake mixture and Graham cracker crumb layer are a match made in heaven and comes together in less than 30 minutes.

graham cracker crumb for cupcakes or desserts

My favorite butter Cream Frosting

Normally I’ll make this Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting to top my snickerdoodle cupcakes. The flavors pair perfectly together, we’ve had family members use this Graham Cracker snickerdoodle cake recipe and brown sugar buttercream frosting recipe as their wedding cake! It is that good. For the frosting all you need is:

1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 c. powdered sugar
milk, if needed to reach desired consistency

Or just keep it easy a pick up a tub of Vanilla Frosting! My favorite currently is Duncan Hines Creamy Vanilla Frosting

fall recipe ideas, Graham Cracker Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Graham Cracker Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

yield about 24 cupcakes, prep time: 5 minutes, Bake time: 18-21 minutes


Graham cracker crumb mixture

Cake mixture

Optional: top with frosting, chopped cooked bacon or extra Graham cracker crumb


  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F. adjust rack to the upper middle position. Lightly grease your cupcake pans and set aside
  • In a medium bowl mix together the graham cracker crumb mixture.
  • In another medium bowl, add the cake mixture ingredients and mix until fully combined.
  • Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon, add a spoonful of cake mixture to each cupcake. Sprinkle a layer of the graham cracker crumb mixture. Add another spoonful of the yellow cake mix. Top with one more layer of graham crumbs(should have enough for about 24 cupcakes). Bake at 350 Degree F. for 18-21 minutes, until the cupcakes are completely set in the middle(use a toothpick to check).
  • Add cupcakes to a wire rack completely cool before frosting.

Do you have a big sweet tooth like me? Try this Oreo Whoopie Pie using a Box Cake Mix, recipe here.

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