Fresh Gingerbread Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Jan. 07, 2016

All the warm flavors of December packed into one bitesize cupcake. These gingerbread cupcakes with cream cheese icing are perfect for the holiday season. NOTE In the video, I forgot to mention the 2 cups of confectioners' sugar that go into the frosting! Keep that in mind before noting down the recipe.


For the cupcakes:
Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (110g, softened)
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (100g, brown, granulated or Demerara all work great)
Egg 1 Large
Molasses/Black treacle 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Freshly grated ginger 3 Tablespoon (packed)
Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Ground nutmeg 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Guinness 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (water or buttermilk can be substituted for a non
All purpose flour
For the icing:
Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (110g, softened)
Cream cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (a firm kind, try to avoid an easily spreadable one)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Icing sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs) (240 g)



Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C.

Line muffin tray with cupcake liners.



In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.

Add egg, molasses and blend well.

Add ginger and mix well.

Add cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, salt and mix well.

Add guiness and flour alternatively in three batches. Mix until well incorporated.

Spoon into muffin liners and pop into oven. Bake for 20 minutes.

For frosting. Beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy

Add lemon juice and mix well.

Add confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract.

Frost over cooled cupcakes as shown in the video.

Top with crumbled cupcake or as desired.



Serve and enjoy!


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 438Calories from Fat 169

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 199 mg8.29%

Total Carbohydrates 65 g21.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 49 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet