Gingerbread Cupcakes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by JamesyLynn

So great for the holidays! Depending on how much frosting you like on your cupcakes, you might want to half the frosting recipe, as this makes quite a bit.

Top Review by Zannnnnna

These were AMAZING! Definitely right about the frosting, though, I only used about half. I'll for sure be making again for my family Christmas get together! I was really amazed at how well the cream cheese frosting set up and stayed, especially since you didn't have to keep them in the fridge.Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl until well combined.
  3. Whisk molasses and hot water together.
  4. Cream the margarine and sugar. Whip the mixture with the optional egg until light and fluffy.
  5. Add part of the molasses mixture and part of the margarine and sugar mixture to the dry ingredients. Begin to combine. As the ingredients come together, add more of the margarine mixture and more of the molasses mixture until everything has been incorporated. Whisk to remove lumps, but do not over-mix.
  6. Pour the batter evenly into cupcake molds (you should get an even dozen, just fill them almost to the top).
  7. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean, or the top of the cake, when touched, springs back. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
  8. Prepare frosting by beating all of the frosting ingredients in a stand mixer until well combined and fluffy. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!

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