Cinnabon Cupcakes Review – With Giveaway

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Back in March, I was told about a new line of Cupcakes from Cinnabon. Years ago, when Cinnabon was in our local mall, hubby would go there almost every weekend and bring home some Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. They were so yummy, especially when they were warm. Who doesn’t love an ooey gooey iced cinnamon roll? Anyway. I digress. Back to the cupcakes.

Cinnabon just launched a new line of cupcakes. In a move that is sure to turn the cupcake world upside down, Cinnabon is baking four delicious cupcake flavors, including, Cinnacake Classic, 24-Carrot Cake, Vanilla Bliss and Chocolate Passion. After enlisting the help of the original Cinnabon creator, testing hundreds of recipes and a secret ingredient, Cinnabon perfected their cupcakes – meaning they’re moist, irresistible, high quality and worthy of the Cinnabon name.

That’s what they told me about the Cinnabon cupcakes. Of course I was interested in trying them, who wouldn’t be! When I saw the picture of them on the website I knew I had to try them. Could food that looked that good taste that good too? Look at these cupcakes.

Cinnacake Classic – A tribute to Cinnabon’s world-famous Classic Roll – moist, vanilla cake infused with Cinnabon’s Makara® Cinnamon, topped with our signature cream cheese frosting and garnished with a caramel, Makara Cinnamon swirl.

Chocolate Passion – Moist, decadent chocolate cake topped with rich, chocolate buttercream frosting.

Vanilla Bliss – Moist, divinely vanilla cake topped with luscious, vanilla buttercream frosting.

24 Carrot Cake – Moist, perfectly-spiced carrot cake with a hint of pineapple and coconut, topped with Cinnabon’s signature cream cheese frosting and orange sugar sprinkles.

I accepted the review. A few days before Easter I received a $20 gift card for Cinnabon. Every year I go to the cemetery with my Mom to see my Grandma. I noted on the Cinnabon website that there weren’t any near my house but there were at least 3 Cinnabon stores in the vicinity of the cemetery. Sounded like fate, I’d be having cupcakes on Easter weekend. My Aunt used to bring delicious desserts but since she doesn’t leave the house any more we only have adequate desserts, nothing spectacular. I was so excited that this year would be different.

Good Friday morning we were up and out. We visited Grandma and then went to get the cupcakes. Our first stop was the Cinnabon store in Bayonne. I was a little bummed when they looked at me funny and told me they only made danishes. I figured they were so new the store didn’t have them yet and moved on. The next stop was the Cinnabon in the mall in Jersey City. They too were unfamiliar with the cupcakes. I had hope, one store left. Our final stop was the Cinnabon in the mall in Woodbridge. Would they have them? Nope, let down again. Apparently there would be no cupcakes and no great Easter dessert. I was seriously bummed on my trip home.

In the following weeks I telephoned the three stores from time to time, to see if they had the cupcakes. I figured it was smarter to call rather than drive the hour each way. Each time I received the same no. The gift card remained in my wallet. I was sure I’d never have a chance to use it.

Almost two months later,  my Mom called to tell me she’d seen THE cupcakes. It took me a minute to figure out what she was talking about. It seems she’d seen them in the Cinnabon store in the mall one county over. I happened to be in my truck on the way home from Northern New Jersey, where’s I’d been helping my brother LB2 pack and move. I was passing the exit for that mall so I figured why not.

I got to the Cinnabon store, where they were proclaiming these cupcakes were going to turn the cupcake world upside down.

Salivating a little, I became hopeful when I saw the sign. But after waiting two months I wanted to see the real thing. I didn’t have to go far or wait long.

Yippee! There they were! They looked just as good as they had on the website! I told the woman behind the counter that I wanted a dozen. She looked at me and shook her had, explaining that orders for that many had to made ahead of time. I almost walked away. The lady behind me was discussing which one she wanted with her friend. Uh-oh! There was only one thing I could do. I asked to buy all eight cupcakes. The girl behind the counter was hesitant but started boxing them up. As I handed over my gift card the woman behind me sighed and walked away. Treasure in hand, I headed home.

The cupcakes survived the 35 minute home only slightly worse for the wear. (I don’t have a/c in my truck so they wilted a little.) I’m sorry to say the cupcakes didn’t make it until Easter. They were gone within less than 24 hours. I didn’t even get a chance to get a picture of the other box, unfortunately. My favorite is the Cinnacake Classic – it tastes just like the Cinnabon danish but in a cupcake. Sooooooooo good! Perfection with a glass of milk or coffee. The cupcakes are soft and moist. The icing is rich and flavorful.   TJ’s favorite was the Chocolate Passion. Mom also liked the Chocolate Passion while Dad liked the Vanilla Bliss. We’re not big on carrot cake in our house so I asked my friend that loves carrot cake to check it out, she said it was delicious.

If you’re looking for something yummy, the Cinnabon Cupcakes are sure to please!

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83 comments

Jenna Wood May 31, 2010 - 10:09 pm

I’d love to try the cinnacake classic!
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Kristi June 1, 2010 - 3:34 am

I would like to try the Chocolate Passion cupcake.

jennifer horn June 1, 2010 - 8:30 am

I would love to try the chocolate passion! YUM!

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Mami2jcn June 1, 2010 - 8:48 am

I’d like to try the 24 Carrot Cake.

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Ruth Hill June 1, 2010 - 8:58 am

Hard choice,but I think I would go with the CinnaCake classic.

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pat.navymom June 1, 2010 - 9:05 am

I feel cheated–a bite would have been nice.
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Maureen June 1, 2010 - 10:07 am

Oh Chocolate Passion for sure.

Peggy June 1, 2010 - 10:58 am

the 24 carrot cake…most definately!!!

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tree June 1, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Oh…definitely Chocolate passion!!!
Moist, decadent chocolate cake topped with rich, chocolate buttercream frosting…yumm!!!

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Wendi P June 1, 2010 - 3:41 pm

OMGoodness those look so luscious!!!! I need to get my hands on the Cinnabon Classic and the Vanilla Bliss. I saw on the website that Cinnabon does fundraising so perhaps we can entice people to indulge and make our school some cash.

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andrea v June 1, 2010 - 9:41 pm

chocolate passions looks good

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Ann Council June 2, 2010 - 8:53 am

My favorite is carrot cake but would love to try them all.saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

lilshuga2001 June 2, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Choc passion all the way!

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jen June 2, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Ok…now my mouth is watering!!! I would love to try the Chocolate Passion!!!

sandra June 3, 2010 - 8:46 pm

i most want to try Chocolate Passion

Beth June 5, 2010 - 8:00 am

24 carrot cake, but honestly they all sound SO good – esp. before breakfast 🙂

Sarah G June 5, 2010 - 9:01 am

I’d love to try the chocolate passion – love, love, love anything chocolate. 🙂

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Ashleys Allowance June 5, 2010 - 9:54 pm

My mouth is now watering for the Vanilla Bliss cupcake!

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katklaw777 June 6, 2010 - 6:12 am

I’d like to try the 24 Carrot Cake, thanks.

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Susan June 6, 2010 - 6:59 am

I am a FB friend. I subscribe to your newsletter. I just happen to be going to that very mall this afternoon, I think I will check out the cupcakes!

Kristen June 6, 2010 - 5:05 pm

I’d like to try the Vanilla Bliss.

ReggieMann June 7, 2010 - 7:05 am

Vanilla Bliss!! 😀

Melinda June 7, 2010 - 1:40 pm

24 Carrot Cake

Joy June 7, 2010 - 1:41 pm

I am a fanatical baker, and would LOVE to try these!

Vanilla Bliss cupcake

Blue Girl June 7, 2010 - 1:58 pm

Cinnacake Classic

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Sean June 7, 2010 - 2:00 pm

I’d love to try any of them! I love sweets

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I would try the Cinnacake classic.
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Julie L June 7, 2010 - 11:19 pm

the cinnacake classic and the chocolate passion and…;)

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Robyn June 7, 2010 - 11:38 pm

I would LOVE to try the Carrot Cake cupcake! Those all look delicious! Keeping fingers crossed and belly empty! Need room for those cupcakes. lol

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victoria lester June 8, 2010 - 6:26 am

I’d like to try the vanilla bliss. Vanilla – yummm!

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Noreen June 9, 2010 - 12:24 am

Chocolate Passion!!!!!!!
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Deb K June 10, 2010 - 6:36 pm

The 24 Carrot Cake sounds the best to me 🙂
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Marci June 11, 2010 - 8:32 am

I’d love to try the 24 Carrot Cake flavor – yum!

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