Cream Cheese Frosted Churro Cups - Cajeta
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Cream Cheese Frosted Churro Cups

A new way to make the festival staple! Tons of ways to customize with fillings of your choice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Vanessa Brady


  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Cup Flour Gluten Free can also be substituted
  • 3 Eggs beaten
  • Oil for frying
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Cinnamon optional


  • Combine butter, water, and salt over high heat in large pan until butter is completely melted.
  • Gradually stir in flour.
  • Reduce heat to low and continue stirring until batter forms a ball.
  • Remove from heat and gradually stir in beaten eggs.
  • Transfer to large pastry bag with star tip.
  • Pipe cup shapes onto the back of a mini cupcake tin and freeze.
  • When solid, remove from freezer and allow to sit until cups are easily removed.
  • Heat oil in a large pan with high walls (I used a wok) until about 350°. Carefully insert frozen churro cups.
  • Remove when golden brown on both sides and transfer to a paper towel covered plate to absorb the oil.
  • Pour sugar (and optional cinnamon) onto a shallow plate and dip slightly cooled churros to cover.