Gingerbread cupcakes with gingerbread frosting

Moist and flavorful gingerbread cupcakes topped with a sweet molasses and ginger spiced buttercream frosting. An irresistible holiday dessert
Moist and flavorful gingerbread cupcakes topped with a sweet molasses and ginger spiced buttercream frosting

I’m ready for Christmas. I have all my shopping done. Most of the gifts are already wrapped. Cookies are baked and mailed. House is decorated. The kitchen smells amazing. There’s no better time than the winter holidays to have your kitchen filled with warm spicy flavors. Ginger and nutmeg, a touch of cinnamon and allspices. I absolutely love baking with spices during the season. Nothing says Christmas more than peppermint and gingerbread, right?

I love both of them equally and although I may not be crazy about cut-out gingerbread cookies, I love anything gingerbread. Cookies, cakes and cupcakes.

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A couple of days ago I made these gingerbread cupcakes for a small gathering. The spicy, house-warming smell that comes from the oven while these are baking is incredible. Cupcakes have the ability to put a smile to everyone’s face, don’t you think?

The cupcakes have all my favorite winter spices : ground ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. A bite into these moist gingerbread cupcakes and you’ll taste the flavorful molasses. It’s not overpowering and its sweetness is perfectly balanced by the tangy buttermilk.

I love adding buttermilk to baked goods. Not only it adds a little bit of flavor, but keeps the cakes moist longer. Gingerbread cupcakes with gingerbread frostingBake the gingerbread cupcakes just until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake them or you’ll end up with a dry cake.

Once cooled, it’s time to pile high with sweet molasses and ginger spiced buttercream. It’s a holiday touch on my favorite whipped buttercream and it balances so well the spiced gingerbread cupcakes.

To get the recipe for these gingerbread cupcakes with gingerbread frosting, please visit Imperial Sugar’s website

Gingerbread cupcakes with gingerbread frosting recipe

Happy baking,


* Disclosure : I have been compensated to develop the recipe from these gingerbread cupcakes by Imperial Sugar

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  1. says

    Gorgeous, Roxy! I adore everything ginger and gingerbread and I love that you made a gingerbread frosting for these sweet holiday cupcakes. Thanks for sharing, girl! Best wishes to you and your family for a Christmas holiday that is both Merry and Bright! xo

  2. says

    love this cupcake and frosting. Thanks for linking it up to Eat. Create. Party – can’t wait to see what you bring next. Shared in a Facebook like – xoxo San

  3. tamara says

    Hi Roxy,
    Would it be possible to get the Imperial Sugar web page address where your gingerbread cupcake recipe is? I have looked all over the website, but I cannot find it.

    Thank you

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