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Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe

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This Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe is the perfect holiday treat! There’s no denying the flavor of homemade cupcakes AND cream cheese frosting! Be sure to check out my Delicious List of Amazing Cupcake Recipes for even more dessert ideas.

The best part about these cupcakes is that they’re fun to make – and delicious. You can easily whip them up in no time at all!

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The fluffiness of these cupcakes is the best. And then, when you add the cream cheese frosting on top, you will be hooked.

I always make these for the holiday season – and there is NEVER any left. Ever.

We’re all grabbing them two at a time, one for each hand! (because if anyone waits, there won’t be any to have later!)

Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe

Once you make the cupcake batter and start on the frosting, the cravings for these cupcakes will hit.

I like to call in reinforcements to the kitchen to help me so that we get the recipe done faster. Have someone working on the cupcakes and someone else working on the frosting; they’ll be ready in no time.

My boys and I love these cupcakes so much – they’re literally the icing on the cake when it comes to holiday flavors and sweets!

What is the best way to store premade cupcake frosting?

The best way of preserving premade frosting is to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The temperature should be set between 35 and 40 Fahrenheit so that the frosting does not spoil.

An airtight container will also stop any odors or strong flavors from leaking into the frosting and spoiling its original taste.

Additionally, if you are preparing cupcakes for a function that takes place some time apart from when you are baking them, you may choose to freeze the frosting instead.

While freezer storage should always be considered a viable alternative, great care must be taken since sudden temperature changes can cause changes in texture.

Ultimately, careful consideration when storing frosting should help ensure that the cupcakes remain just as delicious no matter how much time has passed!

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Did I mention that one of my favorite things to do is meal plan? It’s the perfect way to plan out all the meals and let everyone in the family know what to expect for the day, week, and month.

Here is a simple way to meal plan – don’t make it so stressful!

Main Dish: Pizza Pinwheels Recipe

Vegetable Side: Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetables

Starch Side: Loaded Baked Steak Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Eggless Eggnog Recipe

Best Cupcakes Recipes:

Once you make this Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe with frosting, it’s time to find other cupcake recipes that you will love. Since I’m already a huge cupcake fan, I’ve gathered up some of my favorite cupcake recipes to share with you!

Check out the ease of this Sugar Plum Cupcakes Recipe. Perfect for the holiday season.

Since you have two hands, grab one for each, using this Cream Soda Cupcakes Recipe! Who knew that soda and cupcakes were such a perfect match?

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes for the win!

Use these Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes as a fun birthday treat.

Lucky Charm Cupcakes are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! What a sweet treat that the kids will love!

My boys love when we make this Double Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe. You can never have too much chocolate.

Make a few dozen of this Addictive Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes Recipe!

How do you know when cupcakes are done baking?

Knowing precisely when your cupcakes are done baking is essential to avoiding dry or burned cupcakes.

Generally, you can tell that a cupcake is finished baking when a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean with no crumbs or cake batter clinging to it.

If the cupcakes still have wet batter sticking to the toothpick, they need more time in the oven.

Additionally, some people prefer to press on the top of their cupcakes lightly, and if it feels springy and bounces back up, indicating that the cake is cooked all the way through.

The temperature of the cupcake should also be carefully monitored; if it has reached an internal temperature of 205 – 210 degrees Fahrenheit using a cake thermometer, then it is considered sufficiently baked.

Practicing these techniques will help you check for doneness accurately and consistently, leading to perfectly-baked cupcakes every time.

More Gingerbread Recipes:

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Yield: 16 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Gingerbread Cupcakes are the perfect holiday treat. Fun and simple to make - with the perfect sweet frosting on top!


  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice


  • One can cream cheese frosting
  • 1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the brown sugar and butter, and cream until it is fluffy.
  3. Add the molasses and also eggs.
  4. Mix the baking powder, flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Add the water and mix until combined well.
  5. Put the mixture 2/3 of the way full into the cupcake liners.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Check them around the 15-minute timer. Let the cupcakes cool before adding frosting.
  7. To make the frosting, mix the cream cheese frosting and one stick of butter, plus 1 T of maple syrup. Beat together until it is fluffy.
  8. Add to the cupcakes, add toppings, and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/8/2022

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