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Gingerbread Cupcakes recipe

Gingerbread Cupcakes.

The heavenly aroma wafting in the air whilethese gingerbread cupcakes bake is sure to add to that holiday-cozyfeeling around your home.

Recipe: Gingerbread Cupcakes

For Cupcakes:
1/2 cup molasses
3/4 cup very hot water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons unsalted California butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powderFor Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons unsalted California butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 small gingerbread-man cookies

  • For Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°F(175°C). Grease and flour insides of 12 muffin cups or insertpaper liners. Mix molasses, hot water and baking soda togetherin a large bowl. Cool to room temperature. With an electric mixer,cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. In alarge bowl, sift together salt, ginger, cinnamon, flour and bakingpowder. In three additions, alternately add dry ingredients andmolasses mixture to butter mixture. Mix thoroughly after eachaddition to make sure there are no lumps.
    Evenly divide batter between cupcake molds. Bake until a toothpickinserted in the middle comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Coolfor 15 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the pans. Cool completelybefore frosting
  • For Frosting: With an electric mixer,beat cream cheese until smooth. Add butter, sugar and vanillaextract. Beat until smooth. If cream cheese is very soft, refrigeratefor 30 minutes. With a piping bag, swirl cream cheese frostingon top of each cupcake. (You can also frost them with a tableknife or small spatula.) Place a gingerbread-man cookie on topof frosting or wedge the cookie into each cupcake.

    Makes 12 cupcakes.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof; through ARA Content.

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    Heyy! These look amazing! 3  Instead of cupcakes, I was wondering if I could turn them into gingerbread cake pops . using your gingerbread cupcake recipe and the cream cheese frosting to hold it together! It would be so much easier to give away I am struggling to get molasses what is the closest replacement? Also what is all-purpose flour? We have plain flour and self raising flour.  Thank you very much

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