Ginger Bread Cup Cakes

Maggie May Schill


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



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15 Min
20 Min



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

  • 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

How to Make Ginger Bread Cup Cakes


  1. To make the frosting:
    Beat butter and cream cheese together until really fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar. Mix in flavoring until completely incorporated. Set aside.
  2. preheat oven to: 350'F
  3. line cupcake pan with cupcake liners or spray with a non-stick spray.
  4. In a large mixing bowl sift together all dry ingredients, except for sugar.
  5. In 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.
  6. Add one egg in at a time to butter sugar mixture, beating completely before adding the next egg.
  7. Gradually add flour and butter milk to egg mixture, alternating between the butter milk and the flour mixture until all is completely incorporated.
  8. Pour out into baking cups. DO NOT tap, or stir. You don't want the batter to lose any air.
  9. bake for 21 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

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

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


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About Ginger Bread Cup Cakes

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

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