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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 www.WithABlast.net

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 www.WithABlast.net

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

INGREDIENTS:

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

FROSTING:

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

Mini Gingersnap cookies, optional

DIRECTIONS:

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 www.WithABlast.net

25 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Melissa @ Lone Star Ginger

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  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

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  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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks for sharing #CreativeMondays

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  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)! http://www.designsbymissmandee.com/

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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