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Gingerbread Cupcakes

Nothing says the holidays like warm cozy gingerbread spices. These cupcakes are a special treat with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Frost them with my amazing Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting for an extra special treat.
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Course: Dessert, dessert cake
Cuisine: Amercian
Keyword: holiday cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Laura Franco

Ingredients 

  • 1-1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Add softened butter to a mixing bowl and mix for 1 minute.
  • Add sugar, egg, molasses, vanilla, salt, and spices. Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  • Turn the mixer down to low and add the milk. Mix until incorporated.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt to a separate bowl and stir with a fork.
  • Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the flour mixture.
  • Once the flour mixture is all added, turn the mixer up to medium and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Add cupcake papers to a cupcake pan and fill them 3/4 of the way with the cupcake mixture.
  • Bake for 21-25 minutes.
  • Cool completey before frosting.

Notes

  • There are many different ways to soften butter to room temperature. I recommend cutting the stick of butter into small pieces and placing them in the mixer bowl and letting them sit at room temperatur for about 20 minutes. The small pieces will soften quicker than 1 large stick.
  • To freeze these cupcakes, allow them to cool completely on the countertop. Place them in an airtight container or into a zip-top bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, let them sit at room temperature.
  • The Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is a must for these cupcakes! Follow the frosting link to learn how to make it and how to freeze it.