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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!

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Oh my, these cupcakes are so amazing! They definitely fit right in during the winter season, but I could eat them all year round. They are that good. The cake is a very dense cake full of yummy gingerbread flavor. The frosting is delicious with cinnamon and cream cheese loveliness. Don’t tell anyone, but I might have snuck a few spoonfuls of frosting right out of the bowl. Let’s dive right in and make these delicious Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.


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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with 30 cupcake liners.

In an electric mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar on high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.


Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined.

Add molasses, 1 cup of flour, and all the other dry ingredients. Mix until combined.

Mix in 1/2 cup of HOT water. Add another 1 cup of flour and mix.

Add the remaining 1/2 cup of HOT water and 3/4 cup of flour.

Mix until combined. I love the color of the batter!

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop 1 scoop into each cupcake liner.

Bake in the oven for 19-21 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean in the center. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.

While the cupcakes are cooling, make the most delicious frosting ever invented! In an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar for 2-4 minutes until light and fluffy.

Add the rest of the frosting ingredients to the bowl and mix until combined and fluffy.

Fight all of the urges in your body to eat the whole entire bowl of frosting right now! Once the cupcakes are cooled frost them any way you like. I have just smeared some frosting on with a knife and called it a day before but today I piped them all pretty with a piping bag.

Sprinkle with some festive colored sprinkles and eat up!

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!
Course Dessert
Cook Time 19-21 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Cupcakes:
Frosting:
Course Dessert
Cook Time 19-21 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Cupcakes:
Frosting:
Instructions
To Make Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with 30 cupcake liners.
  2. In an electric mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until incorporated.
  4. Add molasses, 1 cup of flour, and remaining dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
  5. Add 1/2 cup HOT water. Mix. Add another 1 cup of flour and mix.
  6. Add remaining 1/2 cup of HOT water and 3/4 cup of flour. Mix until all combined.
  7. Using an ice cream scoop, place 1 scoop of batter in each cupcake liner.
  8. Bake for 19-21 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
  9. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
To Make Frosting:
  1. In an electric mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined and fluffy.
  3. Frost cupcakes.
  4. Enjoy!
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Lisa
Lisa is a Lifestyle, Family and Travel Writer who has a love of all things travel, all things food, and all things living life. She gives family travel tips, the inspiration to dream, and the real deal of family life. It is not always roses and daisies, but that's life!

10 Comments

  1. These look AMAZING! I love all things gingerbread and will definitely try these! Your blog looks great and I will check out your posts, but first I have to go make these cupcakes!

  2. LOVE me some Gingerbread around the holidays!!! These look delicious and cream cheese frosting is amazing on cupcakes! Thanks for sharing ~ going in my cookbook now!

  3. Oh my goodness, these look so good! I absolutely love gingerbread and gingerbread cookies. The recipe looks fairly similar to my gingerbread loaf one. I will definitely be trying these in the future.

  4. My mouth is watering! I love gingerbread, especially during the Christmas season! Will be saving this recipe for future use for sure!! 🙂

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