Ginger Bread Cup Cakes

Maggie May Schill

By
@NakedMaggie

I wanted to make a Christmas-like cupcake. I was gonna make a peppermint cupcake, but I'm already making a peppermint cheese cake for Christmas day. Don't want a peppermint over-load!!!!

I decided to make a gingerbread like cupcake... or at least a cup cake that tastes like ginger bread. :-D

YAY~~~

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
24
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

FOR CAKE:

2 c
cake flour, sifted
1/2 c
sugar
3/4 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
2 Tbsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
ground clove
1/4 tsp
ground coriander
3/4 tsp
salt
3
eggs
8 Tbsp
unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c
butter milk

FOR FROSTING

16 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
3 1/2 c
confectioner's sugar
2 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Step-By-Step

1To make the frosting:
Beat butter and cream cheese together until really fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar. Mix in flavoring until completely incorporated. Set aside.
2preheat oven to: 350'F
3line cupcake pan with cupcake liners or spray with a non-stick spray.
4In a large mixing bowl sift together all dry ingredients, except for sugar.
5In another large mixing bowl cream together flour and sugar.

In a measuring cup pour out butter milk. Add vanilla extract to butter milk in the measuring cup.
6Add one egg in at a time to butter sugar mixture, beating completely before adding the next egg.
7Gradually add flour and butter milk to egg mixture, alternating between the butter milk and the flour mixture until all is completely incorporated.
8Pour out into baking cups. DO NOT tap, or stir. You don't want the batter to lose any air.
9bake for 21 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

Cool completely on wire wrack.
10Frost or pipe on cream cheese frosting.

I chose to garnish the cakes with a caramel drizzle and walnuts.


ENJOY

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids