Gingerbread Cupcakes | Blogmas

Ginger is the ultimate Christmas festive flavour; it’s so warming and spicy, I absolutely love anything that contains ginger at this time of year. I wanted to create a cupcake recipe that tasted like gingerbread and managed (after several attempts/eating gingerbread all morning) to get a pretty close comparison!

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Ingredients Needed for Cupcakes;

  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 150g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves/all spice
  • 3 tsp golden syrup

Method;

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C and line a cupcake tray with 12 cupcake cases.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar for around 3 minutes until fully incorporated.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, taking care to fully mix before adding the next.
  • Next, sift in the flour in several parts until you have a smooth batter, then add the spices to your taste- I love ginger so added slightly more than this recipe but I have suggested 2 tbsp as a generalisation.
  • Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and bake in the centre of the oven for around 15 minutes, until a knife comes out clear from the middle.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack while you get started on the icing.

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Ingredients Needed for Icing;

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • Mini gingerbread men

Method;

  • Cream the butter first and then add the icing sugar in parts, mixing with a little milk as required to make a smooth consistency.
  • Mix in the ginger, then fold in some mini gingerbread sprinkles if you have any (as I did).
  • Using an icing knife, spread onto the cooled cupcakes. Break the mini gingerbread men in half and use some icing to secure them to the top of the cupcakes.
  • You can also use more sprinkles to add to the decoration, and voila!

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These cupcakes are so easy to make and you can adjust the spices to your liking, although I have to admit that I love to overpower on the ginger. Just a word of warning- the spices will intensify in the oven with cooking so be careful with that!

Lots of Love,
Daisy xxx

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  1. December 14, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    The recipes you share are always so wonderful!!!
    Love the post and the cupcakes look amazing xx

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