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November 4, 2014

Ginger Bread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ginger Bread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Delicious Fall flavors in this Ginger Bread Cupcake {2 methods of baking supplied!} the Frosting is to die for ! #Cupcakes #GingerBread #FrostingRecipe

Our whole family loves Ginger Bread and I have one specific recipe for a super-moist Ginger Bread recipe which we {that would be Dimitri and myself, mostly} make all the time. But, I wanted to change things up a bit and decided to make these Ginger Bread Cupcakes with a wonderful Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.

The cupcake is moist, soft and has a tinge of sweet stickiness to the top, which is totally delicious. Topped with a rich, creamy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, these Ginger Bread Cupcakes can be served to a queen and would most likely be loved immediately.

Ginger Bread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Delicious Fall flavors in this Ginger Bread Cupcake {2 methods of baking supplied!} the Frosting is to die for ! #Cupcakes #GingerBread #FrostingRecipe

I added mini Gingersnap cookies to the topping, which not only adds a little more to the otherwise everyday look, but it also adds a bit of a crunch.

Seeing as these are mini sized cupcakes, I would double up the recipe if I had to serve them at a party or at tea-time with a bunch of work colleagues. But we are only 3 at home during the week, and 12 miniature cupcakes are more than enough for us for dessert - with one or two leftover for Dimitri to take to work as a lunch time treat.

Ginger Bread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

12 Cupcakes


1 cup Flour
1 t Baking Powder
1 t Ground Ginger
1/2 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Ground Cinnamon
1/4 t Ground Cloves
1/4 t Salt

2 TB Butter
2 TB Brown Sugar
2 TB Syrup {I use Golden Syrup - Light Corn Syrup will be fine}
2 TB Molasses
3 TB Milk
1 Egg, beaten


125g Cream Cheese, plain, softened
1 1/2 cups Icing Sugar
1 t Vanilla
1 t Ground Cinnamon

Mini Gingersnap cookies, optional


1.) Sift together the 1st seven dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
2.) Place the Butter, Brown Sugar, Syrup and Molasses in a small saucepan - heat over medium heat and stir until the Sugar has dissolved - pour over the dry, sifted ingredients and stir to combine - add the Milk and Egg - stir until well mixed.
3.) If using the Babycakes Cupcake Maker - fill each cupcake hole about halfway full with batter {following the machines directions} and cook until done - mine took 5 minutes per batch.
     If using the oven - fill mini cupcake liners/holders halfway full with batter - bake in a pre-heated
     180 deg C (350 deg F) oven for 12 - 15 minutes.
4.) Remove from machine/oven and let cool completely.
5.) Frosting : Beat together the Cream Cheese and Icing Sugar {added cup-by-cup whilst beating} until smooth - add the Vanilla and Cinnamon - mix until combined.
6.) Spread or pipe the Frosting over the cooled Cupcakes and add a mini Gingersnap cookie {if using}

Ginger Bread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Delicious Fall flavors in this Ginger Bread Cupcake {2 methods of baking supplied!} the Frosting is to die for ! #Cupcakes #GingerBread #FrostingRecipe


  1. I love gingerbread. These look so yummy!! Do you deliver?

  2. I adore gingerbread too! I love that little hill of frosting sitting all pretty atop these gorgeous cupcakes!

  3. Oh my word these look amazing! I love gingerbread anything. I bet these are delicious!

  4. I love gingerbread and these sounds and look delicious!

  5. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting!!!! Yummy!!!! Pinned It!

  6. Oh my goodness, yummy!!! These look and sound super good!

  7. Gingerbread in a cupcake? YUM! Pinned - and glad I found this at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog hop!

  8. These look amazing, gingerbread and cinnamon are 2 of my favorite cold weather flavors. Pinning!

  9. Those look yum! I am always looking for a great cupcake recipe for Christmas time!!

    Melissa @ Lone Star Ginger

  10. Yum, definitely going to give these a try, thanks for the post. If you would like to I'd love it if you would link up at Good Morning Mondays at Darling Downs Diaries. Blessings

  11. Wanna know something crazy? I've never had gingerbread. I"m the only baker in this family, and I've never made gingerbread. It's not something we've ever bought, either. I should probably fix that huh? lol

  12. Those sound amazing. I am pinning this! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday, glad to have you!
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

  13. These look so good! I love gingerbread and I always add cinnamon to my whipped cream and frosting. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. (Visiting from Foodie Fridays!) ~Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

  14. I bet these smell amazing while they bake! We love gingerbread - I have to try these! :)

  15. Yum! looks really good!
    Found you at Monday Funday

  16. These look fabulous- thanks for sharing at Wednesday Whatsits!

  17. Whoo these look and sound yummy, I could just eat one right now :)

    Thanks for sharing #CreativeMondays

  18. What a perfect recipe for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing at the Create & Share Link Party. Hope to see you again tonight (7:00 PM MST)!

  19. What a great cupcake, I just love ginger! Hope you are staying warm and cozy on this cold day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. These look amazing, I love gingerbread. Love the gingersnap garnish!

  21. Perfect for fall. I agree with Jamie. Bet these smell wonderful while they bake.

  22. Oh yum yum yum. There is nothing quite like a moist gingerbread....except that you can't stop eating

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  23. Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipes at Foodie Fridays. Hope to see you again this week.


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