Holiday Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe

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Holiday Gingerbread Cupcakes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Yield: 1.5 dozen cupcakes

Equipment

  • 2 x regular cupcake tins
  • 14-16 x cupcake liners
  • 1 x 6B Wilton piping tips or similar
  • 1-2 x pastry bags
  • 1 x spatula
  • 1 x mixing bowls
  • 1 x set measuring cups
  • 1 x set measuring spoons
  • 1 x large ice cream scoop
  • 1 x cake tester or toothpick
  • 1 x stand mixers

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • cup brown sugar
  • cup molasses
  • cup boiling water
  • 1 large egg

Frosting

  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cup icing sugar
  • apple or pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line cupcake tins with liners.
  • In the mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, molasses and boiling water.
  • When mixture cools a bit, add egg and mix.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full with cupcake batter.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool.

Frosting

  • Add butter into stand mixer bowl and mix until smooth.
  • Add in icing sugar and mix until frosting gains volume.
  • Add in vanilla extract and mix.
  • Add in spice mix (1 tsp at a time) until you reach the desired flavour.
  • Prep your pastry bag, cut the tip and add the piping tip.
  • Fill pastry bag with frosting and push frosting to the bottom.
  • Frost your cooled cupcakes.

Chef's Tips

Make sure the cupcakes are cooled before piping the frosting. Add any decorations of choice.