gingerbread cupcakes

Hello Everyone,

So Christmas is upon us and as much as I’d like to say I’ve done everything, there are still some last minute stuff to do plus I haven’t even wrapped presents since I have to find a way to hide them, without the little one thinking that it’s time open them already. Anyway I’ll think about that later this week but before I let you all go off and enjoy your Christmas celebrations, I decided to come on here and share with you a recipe I know you would really love and if you need something to make last minute, these gingerbread cupcakes are just the thing.

gingerbread cupcakes

Ingredients: (Makes 12)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 175ยฐC.
  • Line your cupcake trays or if you don’t have cupcake cases, make sure to grease the pan. Then,
  • In a bowl, sift in the flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
  • In another bowl combine the egg, sugar, syrup, milk and butter and heat slightly, make sure not to cook it.
  • After that, add in the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and beat until smooth.

gingerbread cupcakes

  • Pour them into the cupcake cases half way through don’t over fill them.

gingerbread cupcakes

  • Into the oven they go for 25 minutes, if you need to make sure they are done, prick one with a cocktail stick and once it comes out clear, they are done.

gingerbread cupcakes

  • Turn them out into a rack to let them cool slightly.

For the Cinnammon Buttercream icing:

  • 150 gms softened butter
  • 200 gms icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Cream the butter then add the rest altogether and beat once again and put aside.
  • Depending on how you want to decorate your cupcakes, you can go ahead and pipe the cupcakes with whatever design you want.

gingerbread cupcakes

  • If you want to be rustic, you can smear them with a butter knife or leave them plain. After all it’s your decision.
  • Serve and enjoy.

There you go, simple gingerbread cupcakes to make whenever you need them and the best part about this recipe is you can convert it into a cake instead of cupcakes and all you have to do is bake it for 30 minutes instead. I celebrated my one year of blogging last week and if you missed my post on the lessons I learnt, do check them out here. I hope you try this recipe and love them as much as I do and if you have any questions, just ask in the comments below. So do you like gingerbread?ย 



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  1. Mmmm….I’m crazy in love with all things gingerbread. And that frosting looks so tasty! I’d love to sink my teeth into one of your gingerbread cupcakes right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Gingerbread is one of my favorite holiday traditions. These cupcakes look so delicious. I am sure they will be a big hit. They would be great for my cupcake exchange.

  3. These look delicious! I need something sweet to bake for Christmas Eve and these might be the one! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rae | Mindful Rambles

  4. This ginger bread cupcakes looks so delicious! It’s perfect for holiday dessert! With coffee or hot choloate sounds so good!

  5. I’ve been obsessing with pumpkin spice cupcakes since Thanksgiving. But GINGERBREAD CUPCAKES?! You’re killing me – I HAVE to try this!! The cinnamon frosting is going to make it even better.

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