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Ginger Bread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious Holiday flavors in these Ginger Bread Cupcakes (2 methods of baking) and the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is so decadent

Delicious Holiday flavors in these Ginger Bread Cupcakes (2 methods of baking) and the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is so decadent

Our whole family loves Ginger Bread ! I have one specific recipe for a super-moist Ginger Bread recipe which we (that would be my son 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.

Perfect for the Festive season or anytime you have a craving for Ginger Bread.

The cupcake is moist, soft and has a tinge of sweet stickiness to the top, which is totally delicious.

Topped with a rich, creamy Frosting, these Cupcakes can be served to a queen and would be loved immediately !

And the smell of the cupcakes baking is so mouthwatering. You would just want to dig in as soon as the Ginger Bread Cupcakes come out of the oven.

Delicious Holiday flavors in these Ginger Bread Cupcakes (2 methods of baking) and the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is so decadent

I added mini Gingersnap cookies to the topping, which adds a little more to the otherwise everyday look. It also adds a bit of a crunch to the ever so moist cupcakes.

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. We might even have one or two leftover for my son to take to work as a lunch time treat.

Delicious Holiday flavors in these Ginger Bread Cupcakes (2 methods of baking) and the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is so decadent

More Holiday treat recipes you might like:

Ginger Bread Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 12 Servings

Ginger Bread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ginger Bread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious Holiday flavors in this Ginger Bread Cupcake (2 methods of baking) and the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is so decadent

Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

CUPCAKES:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • 1 t Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 t Baking Soda, (Bicarbonate of Soda)
  • 1/2 t Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 t Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • 2 TB Unsalted 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, lightly beaten

FROSTING:

  • 125 g Cream Cheese, plain, softened ( 4 oz )
  • 1 1/2 cups Icing Sugar
  • 1 t Vanilla Essence
  • 1 t Ground Cinnamon

OPTIONAL:

  • 12 Mini Gingersnap Cookies

Instructions

  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
  4. 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
  5. Remove from machine/oven and let cool completely

FROSTING:

  1. Beat together the Cream Cheese and Icing Sugar (add cup-by-cup whilst beating) until smooth – add the Vanilla and Cinnamon – mix until combined
  2. Spread or pipe the Frosting over the cooled Cupcakes - add a mini Gingersnap cookie (if using)

Nutrition Information

Yield

12 Servings

Serving Size

1 Cupcake

Amount Per Serving Calories 210Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 31mgSodium 222mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 3g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Shari Eckstrom

Thursday 20th of November 2014

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

Catherine Holt

Sunday 16th of November 2014

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.

Michelle Meche

Saturday 15th of November 2014

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

Joy Mooiweer

Thursday 13th of November 2014

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

Miz Helen

Tuesday 11th of November 2014

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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