Friday, 22 November 2013

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread was always my brother's favourite growing up. He loved my mother's gingerbread with hard sauce...especially when it was still warm from the oven. It is the quintessential in a traditional Christmas dessert...filling the house with lovely fragrant smells that remind me of those childhood days.
I have updated our family gingerbread recipe into cupcakes with cream cheese frosting with red sugar sprinkles and the most adorable gingerbread men decorations for a fancy bakery look perfect for gift-giving or company or to make with kids.

This is our family recipe for gingerbread, and it makes delicious cupcakes too. The texture is heavy & dense and might not be as light and fluffy are you might expect in a cupcake, but they are wonderful nonetheless. They are fabulous with cream cheese frosting and can be made as mini-cupcakes for kids too.
Gingerbread Cupcakes
{makes 24 cupcakes}

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teapsoon salt
1 cup hot water

Cream Cheese Frosting
Red sugar sprinkles
Gingerbread decorations {Wilton}
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Mix well.
2. Add molasses to butter and sugar mixture and mix in.
3. Add dry ingredients. Mix.
4. Add hot water last and mix together.
5. Scoop batter into muffin pan lined with paper liners.
6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes clean.
7. Frost with favourite homemade or purchased cream cheese icing Sprinkle with red sugar and add a gingerbread man decoration.
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