• Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 25 mins
  • Serves: 20 servings

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cloves Cheese Frosting

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Category: Gifts, Holiday, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 2½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1½ cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • === for the frosting ===
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • heavy cream


Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin tins with cupcake liners.

In a medium bowl combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg and whisk to combine. In another, larger bowl cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and molasses and mix until smooth. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full. Bake 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on wire racks.

For the frosting, cream together powdered sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Add cinnamon, vanilla and heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Spread frosting on completely cooled cupcakes and allow frosting to set up for one hour. Store in airtight container. Sprinkle with cinnamon and granulated sugar, or powdered sugar if desired.

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